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CHRISTMAS B6/JJkNUARY 89 • SPECIAL ISS 



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SPECIALS 



PREVIEWS 23 

More previews than the 
Cannes Film Festival. 
Winter is the busiest time 

for software releases, and a 
host of new titles are poised 
to flood into the shops over 
the coming months. Come 
with us on a tour ol what's 
promised,.. 



SOFTWARE BARGAINS 1 16 

Something old, something new.. .Phil South casts his expe- 
rienced eye over the Christmas compilations, and 

checks out what's new on the budget front. 




GAMEPLAY 



SCREEN TEST 53 

Bigger than ever, including the lull treatment to After 
Burner and Tnurtdertrfacfe, Batman, Total Eclipse and a 
cast of, well not quite thousands, you understand,,, 



ARCADE ACE 16 

A trip to Preview '89 reveals what 
is in store for the coin-ops next 
year - including Robocop. 

SCREENTEST 
SUPPLEMENT 115 

A new section comes into being. 
We kick off regular coverage of 
the budget scene as part of a 
special look at compilations, and 
TtiCkS 'N Tactics grows. 



TRICKS N' TACTICS 129 

Expanded this month to make roum for official tips an 
Powerdrome from the man who wrote it, a player's 
guide to Space Harrier and hints on SombuzaJ from the 
people who know. Plus the usual extravaganza of hints 
supplied by you, the readers. 



ADVENTURES 139 

The Pilgrim passes on, leaving the 
way clear for Steve Cooke to go 
Fishing, and take a festive look at 
the world where a young man 
should Go North. 





IT S A CRACKER 

Welcome to a bumper Christmas Special issue, packed with the low-down on 
the games market. A market mat is hotting up for 1989, as our massive 
Previews Special reveals. 

Within a month or so, you'H not just be spoiled for choice with the volume 
of software arriving in the shops, you'll be positively devastated by the range 
of games available. A European blitz is just- around the corner, with German 
and French programmers set to join the Americans in an invasion that should 
take software retailers by storm. We're on the case, and you can look forward 
to receiving sound opinions on all the games software throughout 1989 - 
next month Steve Jarratt (ex ZZAP!, CRASH, Commodore User) will be 
adding his weight to ACE to help us cope with the volume of work we've got 
cut out for ourselves. 

On the hardware front, too, things look rosy for 1989. Sega and Nintendo 
are polishing their acts in time for this Christmas, and beyond. Konix will be 
launching a console early in the New Year, and 16-bit consoles are already 
half-promised for me UK by Atari, Commodore, Sega and Nintendo. SAM from 
Miles Gordon Technology has evolved in to an even more powerful machine, 
and of course the Flare machine hasn t faded away. 1989 is going to be a hot 
year for hardware, with Compact Disc Interactive on the horizon for next 
Christmas. 

Join us next month, as we burst into the New Year with all the details of 
what you can expect by next Christmas. Meanwhile relax, enjoy and have a 
good one... 

THE ACE TEAM. 



REGULARS 




NEWS 9 

News of a brand new arcade system Irom Rare Ltd - 
John Matchday Ritrnan has forsaken the home computer 
to write for the arcades... Find out what's going down. 

LETTERS 12 

Opinions and arguments from around the world. 

THE BLITTER END 1 94 

Wrapping up another bumper issue in a style all of its own. 



GRAPHICS 
147 

Our resident expert 
takes a close look at 
Forms in Right, and 
rounds up the news in 
the world ol computer 
graphics. 




Check out the full SP on Nintendo and Sega games in 
this month's round-up of software titles available - page 
164; look over the hardware options in the ACE Upgrade 
Guide - page 172; have fun and games with Random 
Access - check out what N'Gar Thrombobo is up to, 
marvel at Nigel from Rigel and enter the ACE competi- 
tion, page 178; scan the pages of the ACE market, open 
every man* for a software or hardware bargain with the 
Adventure Helpline going strong - page 18b. 



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THE ULTIMATE 
ARCADE MACHINE 



John Ritman, programmer of such 
classics as MatchDay, Head Over 
Meets and Batman, has forsaken 
the home computer to work on 
arcade machines. Not any old 
arcade machines, mind you, but a 
new system developed by Rare 
Ltd. the people who brought you 
Ultimate games. 

Based on a custom chunk of 



hardware called the Razz Board, 
Rare's new arcade machine 
should find its way into the 
arcades during 1989. Among the 
first games to appear will be one 
written by John, with graphics pro- 
vided by Bernie Drummond, his 
pixel collaborator in projects like 
Batman and MatchDay 2, 

It shouldn't come as too much 



RAZZ AMATAZZ 



Based on a 
jazzed-up Z80 
chip, the Hitachi 
HD641S0, the 
Razz Board has 
SOOKor 1Mb Of 
memory, depend- 
ing on the needs 
of the game it is 
running. An 
extended address 
bus allows the pro- 
cessor to address 
all this memory, 
which can be fold- 
ed into Z80 
address space in 
4K chunks. 

Running at 
8MH2, the chip 
appears 10 run at 
10MHz on account 
of the increased 
speed of many 
instructions - the 
most useful of 
which is an 8-bit 
multiply in 17 
t' states. An 
extended interrupt 
system allows 
onboard counters 
to be programmed 
to count down to 
zero and then 
cause an interrupt. 

According to 
John Ritman, one 
of the best fea- 
tures of the pro- 
cessor is the 
onboard DMA that 
allows direct mem- 
ory to memory 
transfers (like 
LDIR instructions), 
but achieves them 
without using reg 



jsters, only takes 6 
Estates per byte 
and can access all 
memory without it 
being folded into 
Z80 address 
space. 

The graphics 
power of Ihe board 
is simply stunning. 
The system sup- 
ports a screen 
made up from 4 
64K screens, each 
with a resolution of 
256x222 where 
individual pixels 
can be set to one 
of 64 colours. 
262,144 shades 
are available in a 
palette, and each 
screen can use a 
different palette 
selection. 

Two of the 
screens are back- 
ground screens, 
and have hard- 
ware scrolls in 
both X and ¥ 
directions, while 
the other two 
screens are sprite 
screens. Only one 
sprite screen is 
displayed at a time 
- the other one is 
updated, then they 
are swapped dur- 
ing frame flyback, 
ready tor the next 
update. Using the 
video output chip, 
a screen can be 
cleared during fly- 
back. 

The most cun- 



ning part of the 
screen, however, 
is the Razz sys- 
tem. When activat- 
ed, it allows the 
programmer to 
use Ihe DMA func- 
tion to transfer 
sprite data to the 
screen. 

A sprite rou- 
tine need only be 
15 lines of code, 
and yet it can han- 
dle any size sprite, 
which not only 
simplifies pro- 
gramming, but 
also increases 
speed, No more 
pixels are drawn 
than are needed - 
on most machines, 
a square is drawn 
to keep things sim- 
ple, even though 
most sprites dont 
fill il. An empty cir- 
cle 20 pixels in 
diameter^ tor 
instance, requires 
400 pixels to be 
drawn on most 
computers (20x20 
square), but on the 
Razz board only 
SO pixels are 
drawn. 

Sound is taken 
care of on a sepa- 
rate board with its 
own HD64160 pro- 
cessor supported 
by 500K of memo- 
ry, 2 FM sound 
chips r and stereo 
and sampled 
sound outputs. 



of a surprise to learn that John s 
first arcade game is to be an 
eleven-a-side f four-way-scrolling 
football game. A one or two play- 
er game, Final Whistle is a four- 
round World Cup competition, 
played with a joystick and three 
fire buttons. The Matc/jDay kick- 
meter has been dispensed with, 
and using combinatory of the 
three fire buttons and joystick 
moves, over 600 different moves 
could be available,., 

"It's blmdingly fast as com- 
pared to MatchDay,' John 
explains, "with eleven players, on a 
side there is less time to think and 
much more adrenalin is going than 
in MatchDay.' 

Although intimate familiarity 
with both Z80 code and the rou- 
tines needed to handle a football 
game came in handy when John 
was writing his arcade game, the 
transition from Spectrum to 
arcade board was a giant leap; 
"It's a weird concept,., working on 
the 48K Spectrum trying to cram 
as much in as possible, then sud- 
denly people give me Megabytes 
to play with, it's great to have 
gone into an area where I can let 
my imagination run riot because 
of all the RAM and technology 
available to me as a programmer." 

It looks as if the home com- 
puter world has lost John and 
Bernie permanently - they're 
already half-way through two more 
arcade games for the Razz board. 

It's too early yet to tell exactly 
when Final Whistle will make it into 
your local arcade, as Rare Ltd are 
currently tying up deals with 
distributors. As soon as the 
details are firm, we'll be able to 
bring you screen shots and the lull 
rundown on Jon Ritman's 
game. 

Meanwhile, by way of light 
entertainment, John is writing 
a CP/M version of Cor 
Wars, the game mentioned 
last issue in Andy Wilton's 
Get Smart feature. Not 
as a commercial pro * 
ject, mind you, more 
as a bit of light 
entertainment. You 
might yet be able 
to play a new j 
John Ritman 
game on your 
computer... 





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True to his word, the new Editor has scanned this month's collection of readers' 
letters, double-checked a combination lock on his wallet that would battle even 
the most hardened adventure games fan, and declared that no current offering 
lives up to the standard set for his star prize of £100 in software. 

There is, however, a spot prize of fifty quid's worth flying out this issue, just 
to prove that no-one can be in Jasper the Grasper mode for 24 hours a day. 

Readers keen on copping a ton of software should scrawl down their fresh 
ideas (no more 'I hate pirates/ prices are too high/ my machine's bigger than 
yours - yah boo sucks' letters, please} and send them to: 
ACE LETTERS, THE EDITOR, 4 QUEEN STREET, BATH BA1 1EJ 



IN A JAM OVER JARRE... 

I was interested to read your 
reporter's account of the Jean 
Michel Jarre Docklands concert in 
last month s ACE, You see t I was 
there. My own opinion is that Jarre 
makes the Pet Shop Boys' music 
sound as if it was made on a cou- 
ple of tin cans. I have been to a 
few (large) concerts, and it 
appears to me utter tosh to sug- 
gest that Jarre's music was 
uneasy'. 

If your reporter had spent 
less time debating the deprecat- 
ing way in which to apply his liter- 
ary genius, and more time in 
which to study how the effects 
were mixed with the tiny nuances 
and explosive movements of Jar- 
re's music, then perhaps the 
review might have been more 
favourable, 

I think the fact that a record 
number of (paying) people passed 
through the gates to view the con- 
cert of the century is testimony to 
the musical brilliance of Jarre, the 
appeal ol his music and the stun- 
ning displays which accompany it, 
Richard J Browning 
South sea, Hants 

JARRE- ING CONTINUES... 

In reply to your article in the 
December issue of ACE about 
Jean-Michel Jarre's "Destination 
Docklands', you were out of line 
to put it down as you did. It 
seems to me (and a lot of others) 
that people used it as a publicity 
stunt, and I was surprised to see 
you join the bandwagon. 

If all the Stars who turned up 
that Sunday were interested they 
would have booked their tickets 
way before the second concert 
was announced (after the original 
performance was postponed). But 
no - they all decided to go just to 
get some publicity 

In all I think Jarre's had a 
bum deal from the popular press 
when he deserved better - would 



you be able to organise such an 
event? If so, then fine. But if you 
can't, don't slag off the people 
who are willing to try. 
Michael Davies 
Cardiff 

...STILL ON THE JARRE 

As a very big fan of JearvMichel 
Jarre I must totally disagree with 
the way your reviewer put down 
this concert, I thought the concert 
was so good I went on both days. 
The weatfier did not spoil it - in a 
way, the rain made the lasers 
sparkle a little bit, thus adding to 
the effect. 

How you could say "there's lit- 
tle in the way of memorable 
melody there* is beyond me - it's 
the most memorable weekend ot 
my life until I see another of his 
spectacular concerts. Neither do I 
agree with the last paragraph, 
"Hardly bringing high-tech music 
to the people". I'd like to see one 
of you writing/playing/conducting 
and producing music of that unbe- 
lievable standard. 
Colin Groombridge 
C afford, London 

Sorry to have caused offence- 
Mark Jenkins has been repri- 
manded tor destroying heroes. 

GK 

KLEVER KONIX 

At last someone has had the 
gumption, common-sense and 
sheer native cunning (not to say 
courage) to give the game-playing 
world just what it has wanted and 
needed for a very long time! 

Not everyone wants or indeed 
can afford to shell out £300 for a 
complicated and cumbersome 
programmable games machine 
with a nasty keyboard stuck out 
front just to remind you of the 
serious side' of computing you 
are trying so hard to Forget. 

Oh Joyl Could it be KONIX to 
the rescue? 



At last we gamers will have a 
machine to be proud ol, and not 
be made to feel like second-class 
citizens because we don't own a 
proper' machine: soon we will 
own something which in many 
ways will be superior to an ST or 
Amiga! Power to your arm KONIX! 
Mr David A Austin 
Clayton 

NO COMPARISON 

Love the mag, but for one tiny 
detail as mentioned by Mr Toms of 
Mel sham. 

Although I do disagree with 
him on having different sections 
for different machines, I agree on 
the system being unfair. Why, I 
hear you asking. Well, you only 
show the graphics for one 
machine on each review. Being a 
Commodore 64 owner, when I see 
a game like Heroes of the Lance 
for my machine I would like to see 
how the graphics compare. I'm 
sure Spectrum owners would as 
wel. So, if possible, print small 
inserts showing the different 
graphics of each machine. 
David Clowe 
Ipswich 

We do try to print as many shots 
as we can, but release schedules 
of software houses and our own 
print lead times sometimes mean 
we can't print a shot of every 
game that we state is OUT NOW. 

GK 

A BIT OF A ONE 

I regularly take your mag and a 
few others, primarily to read 
things from a different point of 
view, and I have been very 
pleased to see the release of a 
new lfrhit games mag (The One), 
but I didn't realise that after the 
first issue they were to rename iti I 
am referring to the yellow centre 
pieces on page 53 about playing 
Starglider 2 which read, "The 
pleas for help have been flooding 



in thick and fast, which is why this 

issue of Starglider 2 gets the full 

treatment," 

Simon Robtrins 

Spalding 

Tee nee! GK 

TOTALLY AEHOSOLEOT 

As you now have a new editor I 
thought I'd bring up a totally new 
debate - peripheral (that's add- 
ons to you and me) superiority. 
Why all these joysticks, joybaHs 
and joywhatevers? 

I mean, some of them can 
give a slight amount of joy, but 
others (eg name deleted for fear 
of lawsuit) are a pain in the prover- 
bial ?% AA % and break after two 
days of playing Menace There's 
another thing. Why are all periph- 
erals either black, cream or white? 
OK, there's the occasional red but- 
ton or gold logo, but why no out- 
rageous designer colours? 

I think we're a bunch of 
racists myself. I mean how would 
you like it if you were a beautilul 
green Martian visiting your Earth 
cousin Alan Sugar (.no!!!) wanting a 
good game of beat the /arquan 
gle out of the human grimble- 
plobs r and all the joysticks are 
horribly boring as human skin is. 
No putrid pink, no marvellous 
mauve. So, joystick freaks, paint 
those add-ons to totally crucial 
joystick! rThat's French for yellow). 
A red rampack] Anyway 1 own an 
Amiga 500 and intend to paint it 
neon yellow with black stripes, so 
it is dazzling in visuals as well as 
sound, g rapt lies etc 
Philip Lukeman 
Liverpool 

This reader wins a spot prize Of a 
tin of tartan paint and a bottle of 
Alka Seltzer GK 

MORE INTELLIGENT THAN 
SNAILS 

As has been said before, many 



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people consider the playing of 
computer and video games to be 
at best a trivial pastime undertak- 
er by spotty teenagers and at 
worst a front for drug abuse. 

To these people I say this; 
computer gaming is a sport, ft 
you want examples ol really trivial 
pastimes, or so-called 'sports', 
then look no further than the Guin- 
ness Book of Records, In it you 
find records relating to games 
such as tiddly-winks and marbles. 
Both of these pointless games 
have a national following, with 
competitions and meetings. And 
what of the much more bizarre 
sport' of snail racing? I hasten 
(unlike the snails) to add that this 
strange activity is taken very seri- 
ously by some people! 

And so back to computers. 
Surely noone would put computer 
games in the same class as the 
above activities? Personally, I think 
they are an excellent test of skill 
and hand-to-eye co-ordinatbn, not 
to mention intelligence. 
Richard Davis 
Wood side Park, London 

Pass me a GTr snail GK 

RACE HATR ED 

I waited expectantly for the arrival 
of Nigef Mansells Grand Fr« for 
the Atari ST after playing it on the 
•Spectrum. 

After 10 minutes playing the 
game, though, I was absolutely 
appalled at the conversion from 8- 
bit to 16. There was no sound 
worthy of the name, and the game 
strategy (ie circuits, steering and 
gear changing) was pathetic. 

Also the scenery didn't pro- 
ves dny help in changing gear - 
at least the Spectrum version 
gave you some incentive to try. 

Whoever was paid to convert 
this is stealing the money he 
obtained. 
D M Brown 
Charley, Lanes 

if space had aflowed, we would 
have sdid much the same thing 
tfws month. GK 

BRAIN DAMAGE 

The brain is like an incredibly pow- 
erlul computer. How our parents, 
our environment, and we our- 
selves programme it ultimately 
decides the reality of our every- 
day lives. 

Accepting this is the case, 
and other readers may disagree, 
am I alone in being concerned at 
the number of action, strategy 
and simulation games which 
depict the enemy as either third 
world people or nations who live 



under a different political system 
to our own? For example; Red 
Storm Rising, Raid Over Moscow, 
Stealth Fighter, Hunt For Red 
October, Platoon, Battalion Com- 
mander, Gurtsfljp. I could go on. 

This kind of stereotyping pre- 
pares our minds to regard certain 
people as OK to hate and kill. 
Thoughts programme our minds 
for action. Surely this type of pro- 
gramming cannot be right? 
V C Botterill 
Hertford 

Anyone else like to comment? GK 

POSTAL CODE 

While reading last month's letter 
about a certain mail order firm. I 
thought that it might be a good 
idea if ACE ran a 'Top Mail Order 
Firms' list. Readers disgruntled or 
encouraged a mail order com- 
pany's service could write to ACE 
explaining the situation, and ACE 
would award the firm a nwk, say - 
2 (appalling service} to +2 ( excel- 
lent), 

A table cojld then be com- 
piled so anybody thinking of buy- 
ing a product through one of the 
mail order companies advertising 
in your magazine could see if they 
were on the list, If they were not, 
the reader could decide to use a 
company listed or try the compa- 
ny out, and possibly write to ACE 
telling you of their experience. 

Of course it would not be pos- 
sible for ACE to guarantee any- 
thing, but it would give readers 
some confidence when ordering, 
and motivate companies to 
upgrade their service. Tanks for 
the time (oops!) 
Br hum Bhatia 
Brighton 

Coufd prove tricky. We'd only get 
to hear from disgruntled cus- 
tomers, so a matl order house 
that did ten times the business 
could have a highly efficient ser- 
vice but a larger number of dis- 
gr untied customers than its low- 
volume competitors. GK 

LAAGER LOUTS? 

We have one big software distribu- 
tor in the Republic of South Africa, 
but they don't support the ST or 
Amiga any more. They used to 
have a few titles,, but at prices 
which meant that none of us could 
afford to buy more than a title 
every 3 months. A few of us 
decided to get stuff by mail order. 
I wrote to no less than 12 compa- 
nies to enquire if they would con- 
sider orders from us and charge 
the extra postage on parcels to 
us. I did not receive any answer 



except for one company. In short 
it stated that they refuse to sell to 
South Africans. The tone of the 
letter was also very hostile. 

We were very disappointed. 
We have formed a small ST User 
Group where racism plays no 
part. There are people of every 
race in our club and there is NO 
discrimination. Why should the 
mail order companies discriminate 
against us? 
Charles Swart 

(South African ST User Group) 
Johannesburg 

COURT IN THE ACT 

I have watched with interest the 
recent spate of, as one computer 
journal put it, Software House 
Paranoia'. I refer to games, such 
as K:»! akis, being stopped due to 
their distinct likeness to a recent- 
ly-acquired licence. 

Whilst I realise and under- 
stand that companies which have 
paid large sums of money for 
licences do not want rival compa- 
nies cashing in" on them, surely 
there must be a better and more 
mature way of settling things than 
the company hot-footing their way 
to lawyers every time a clone is 
released. 

Surely the software houses 
are mature enough to get round a 
table and talk, instead of slapping 
an injunction on the game the day 
of its announcement. 

Perhaps, once seated round 
the table, they can discuss the 
idea of allowing the other compa- 
ny to release their clone so long 
as they pay a certain percentage 
of their profits to the licence-hold- 
ing company. 

This would mean everyone 
could benefit: the licence-holding 
company could sit back and get 
on with writing software rather 
than spending days putting 
together a court case, and they 
would still earn large profits from 
their own game and all their rivals' 
versions! 

Rival companies would benefit 
by not having to throw 6 months 
coding in the bin, and the con- 
sumer would benefit from the fact 
that there would be several ver- 
sions to choose from - instead of 
having to have the version that 
won the court case (not always 
the best one!) 
Mitch Pomfret 
Bra mh a II 

i suspect mere's more chance of 
pigs flying, but its a nice 
thought, tn this festive spirit of 
good will I'm awarding Mr Pom- 
fret a spot prize of £50 worth of 
software GK 




UP UNTIL NOW FINDING A SERIOUS 
SOFTWARE STORE HAS BEEN A JOKE 



Software Circus, as our name suggests, sells 
nothing but software. And lots of it. 

In fact, weVe got the latest releases and 
around 1,000 titles in stock for ATARI -ST, AMIGA 
and IBM compatible computers. 

They cover entertainment, business, 
programming, music and sound, graphics, 
education, CAD,., you name it. 

And prices start from £9.95 to 
5200 and over. 

What's more, our staff know what 

t i iey' re ta J ki n g a b o u t 

and will give you a 




demonstration of the software in our store. 

We even give you the peace of mind of free 
after-sales hotline support 

In short, youTl find that Software Circus are 
not a bunch of clowns. 

To demonstrate our seriousness, we re 
offering a 5% discount on everything* 
when you bring in this advertisement. 

To show that we've also got a 
sense of humour, come in wearing 
a red nose and we II give you 10%. 



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XMAS PRESENT 



Courtesy of ACE and Ocean, this issue comes complete with playable demos of the 
arcade beat-em-up DRAGON NINJA. Load the demo into your machine, and get a taste 
of what it will be like punching and kicking your way to victory in the full game. 

EXPLOSIVE ACTION WITH 




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CASSETTE 

Side 1 contains the C64 version 
of the demo, followed by the 
Spectrum version, while Side 2 hoWs the 
Arnstrad CPC demo. Simply set up your 
machine as if you were going to load a tape 
game, put the cassette in the player, load in 
the normal way and get punching. 

DISK 

If you own an Amiga or an Atari ST r 
turn the computer off., pop the disk 
in the drive and switch on. The 
DRAGON NINJA demo will autoboot and 
you can get down to the action. 

GOT A DISK AND NEED A CASSETTE? 
GOT A CASSETTE AND NEED A DISK? 

Although your newsagent should have sufficient 
supplies of both disk and cassette versions ul 
tins issue of ACE, if you want to exchange a 
disk for a cassette or vice versa, simply follow 
our Easi-Exchange procedure and all will be well: 

1) Buy a 28p stamp 

?) Fiil in the name and address label below 
31 Pop the completed address label and 28p 
stamp in an envelope with the unused Cassette 
or Disk from the cover 
3} Address the envelope to 

ACE Dragon Ninja Exchanges, f uture 
Publishing, The Old Barn, SOMERTON, 
Somerset, TA11 7PY 

4) Pop the package in the post and wait a 
while. Our Exchange Department should have 
an exchange Disk/Cassette to you within a cou- 
ple of weeks. 

DISK WON'T LOAD? CASSETTE 
WONT LOAD? 

Pop the offending item in an envelope, along 
with an SAE, and send the package off to: 

ACE RETURNS, Spool Ltd, First Avenue 
Deeside Industrial Par*. Nr CHESTER 
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ASSOCIATED LEISURE 



ARC AD 





An all-round view of the Oelune Power- 
drift con a ole, continuing the Out Run 
IrendJ. 



Coin mechanism manufacturers, fruit 
machine distributors, arcade game sup' 
pliers, they were all there - entertaining 
the crowd*... 




missiles. Two fire buttons on the joystick allow 
you to fire either laser bolts or homing missiles, 
rather like Afterburner, The midrange Ga/axy 
Force cabinet is a sit-in affair with the joysticks 
located on either side of the seat. The cabinet 
banks, dives and climbs in during the game, 
emulating the moves ot your fighter. Then at the 
top ol the GF it range is the Super Deluxe model 
- another sit-in r but this time one surrounded by 
a huge rolkage of aluminium tubing. This huge 
beast inclines 15 degrees m two directions, and 
can whip through a 335 degree spin to left or 
right. Stand dear of this beast when someone 
has got their money in the slot! 

Creating almost as much of a stir was 
Sega' 5 Power Drift. This comes in two cabi- 
nets, the upright and a Deluxe model that is 
shaped like a cross between a jet-bike and a 
racing car. You drive a small buggy around a 
circuit and have to finish in the first three 
places to qualify for the next circuit in the 



COIN-OP CARNIVAL! 



^^■he venue: I ondon's Novo tel. The show 

I - Preview '89; the equipment - any- 
I thing that accepts coins and provides 
short-term entertainment, A trade show, 
crammed with arcade machines, jukeboxes, 
fruit machines and the odd "fairground' 
sideshow. All set to continuous free play lor the 
benelit of the visitors. 

Just like any computer- 
related show, the noise in 
the hall is deafening, 
Arcade machines by the 
score pump out music and 
sound effects at lull vol- 
ume, but unlike most 
shows the racket produced 
by the demo hardware isn't 
augmented by the clamour 
of eager young visitors 
scurrying from stand to 
stand in search of freebies. 
The visitors are of an alto- 
gether different breed. 
The machines are far from idle. Suited 
businessmen stand in huddles, queuing for 
their turn at the joystick of the latest arcade 
wonder-machine: even if you are wearing a suit, 
it's sometimes difficult to maintain your deco- 
rum. Attending a trade show has its benefits - 
after all, it's not often you get the chance to 
sec paunchy forty-year olds clambering into the 
bizarre cockpits and cabinets of arcade 




The home computer industry's biggest show of the year was held in 
September at Earl s Court. The arcade industry's equivalent, The 
Associated Leisure Preview '89 Show, took place the following month 
at London's Novotel. So one afternoon, Andy Smith entered an arcade 
freak's heaven and found everything set on free play... 




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Gelling to grips with Viper. This is a physical as well as mental sxcercise as you 
swing the monitor around blasting all and sundry. Complete m tinge and you're 
allowed to pull as many silly laces as you like ■ within the time limit ol course! 



machines with all the enthusiasm of ten year 
olds clutching ten pees in their sweaty palms... 

Sega's Ga/axy Force (J was one of the 
show's star attractions - mainly because of its 
cabinet. Bottom of the range is the standard 
upright with two joysticks sticking out of trie 
cabinet. One controls speed while the other 
moves your on-screen spacecraft around, on the 
mission to dodge and shoot enemy ships and 



series of twenty-five. Skill, rather than luck, 
plays a major part in Power Drift because the 
courses are small and you have to do several 
laps per circuit. A good driver soon learns 
where to brake, accelerate and shift gears. 

Best of the rest included a game called 
Viper, which has the monitor swivelling indepen- 
dently of the rest ol the cabinet. You're in a heli- 
copter lor this one, being attacked by a whole 



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I Above) The Super Deluxe version of Galaxy Force II with (inset) the 26" monitor display 
and (below) the Deluxe version - cheaper cabinet, same game. 



bunch of enemy aircraft and have to move the 
monitor to line up the shots on the enemy - 
weird stuff' Gang Hunter Ic-atLres the machine 
gun from Operation Wolf and a game very sin> 
lar to Dead Angle. Moving the gun mounted on 
the cabinet moves a small sight around the 
screen, and the obvious idea is to shoot any- 
one that gets in the way. The player is repre- 
sented by a large outline of a man with a gun. 
Chase HQ Iron Taito {who are sporting a new 
logo these days) takes the Out Run genre a 
step further. As a top driver in the police force. 



you're out on patrol when a message comes 
through from HQ... This is Nancy here, armed 
bankrobbers have been spotted fleeing 
towards the suburbs in a white sports car- 
.. .please intercept, over'. It's then down to you 
to arrest the criminals by catching up with 
them and ramming their car - you won't have 
any trouble spotting the criminals, once they're 
m range a large arrow points out the baddies 
for you. Apprehend the villains and it's no time 
at all before the next assignment comes over 
the radio from Nancy. • 




A BRIGHT 
AND GLOWING 
FUTURE? 



Though there was very litlle that was inno- 
vative on trie game design front at Preview 
'69, arcade game manufacturers are cur- 
rently getting very excited about the new 
ways of presenting games. It seems to be 
the standard thing now to produce a game 
in several, increasingly expensive and 
increasingly mobile cabinets. Could this 
mean that arcade designers are running 
out of ideas and have to resort to gimmick- 
ry to sell their wares? Mary Hynes of Elec- 
trocoin_agrees lo a certain extent and 
points that the "biggesl news in the coin- 
op business at the moment is the introduc 
tion of Ihe 26-inch monitor* - Going out is 
the 22-inch monitor lhat's been the stan- 
dard for the last tew years and coming in 
is the 26-inch screen that has better defini- 
tion and allows bigger sprites and playing 
areas. 

Even bigger news, and set to revolu- 
tionise the whole arcade industry is the 
advent of the High Definition monitor. The 
first dedicated consoles featuring the 
monitors which display 
near photographic quality 
pictures are due to arnv© 
within two years, Namco 
recently launched j 
their first game 
Home Run) for 
the system at 
an arcade 
fair in 
Japan. 



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ARCADES 




ROBOCOP 

Data East. 

Home computer games based on 
hit films are nothing new, we ve 
had ftambc, Friday the 1 3th, Pla- 
toon and so on. It's not often a hit movie 
becomes an arcade game though. The Star 
Wars series made it into the land of the coin- 
slot and now so has Robotop. 

The player takes control of the main char- 
acter from the film and has to work through 
several stages, clearing the streets of law 
breakers and general no-gooders. The action 
starts with a report from HQ announcing that a 
not has broken out downtown. As the toughest, 
fairest and overall best-egg copper since Dixon 
of Dock Green, the assignment falls to you. 
Walk the lawgiver left-right across the 2D play- 
ing area, and baddies come running in from 
either side of the screen. Use fists and feet to 
dole out bashings. 

Half way through the stage, the bad guys 




Going Iran left to right. At the start of Level One, ever, the baddest bad- 
dies are no match for your high-powered right arm. On Level Two - it s 
time to get your gun out. Smash the crate to pick up the three-way 
extra weapon. Level Three and things are startin g to get ver y mean. Get 
caught under that crusher and you'll end up 
worse condition than those cars! 



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start appearing from first floor windows as 
well, so you pause and take out your high-pow 
ered pistol. Gameplay moves from a Karafe 
Champ-type txu-ir efn-up to a straight shnot-em- 
up r where extra weapons, including a three-way 
pistol and a laser gun, can be collected by 
smashing open large crates that appear on the 
sidewalk. Before completing the stage, the end 
oMevel-guardian has to be taken care of and 
the first one yon have to slug it out with is the 
ED2G9, a monster prototype law enforcement 
machine, that has a few problems with criminal 
recognition to say the least! 

Stage Two is similar to Stage One, but 
tougher. Platforms make an appearance and 
the baddies are more numerous and start using 
innocent passers by as shields. This could 



pose serious problems because your prime 
directives: L, Serve the public trust. 2. Protect 
the innocent and 3. Uphold the law, state qurte 
clearly that shooting innocent people is 
worse than letting criminals escape. Fortu- 
nately, hitting the innocent people is a 
tougher than it sounds.so you need not 
worry too much, Destroy the Stage Two 
end-of-(evel guardian - a truck bad of 




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The ED209 guarding the entl of 
tho first level. The odds are not 
in your favour ham, so you've 
gat to be quick to shooi it 
and avoid its shots. 
Move too slowly and * 
you'll soon disco v 
er it doesn't 
know the 
meaning of 
tho word 




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cham-saw-wielding bad- 
dies - and it's time for some target practice. 

The display changes to show a shooting 
range through the eyes of Robocop, Horizontal 
and vertical sighting lines appear, and manipu- 
lating the joystick allows the point where rjiey 
meet to be moved. Position the intersection 
over targets that appear and a lock-on box 
appears around the target. This part ol the 





On the firing range. Lock onto tho tar- 
gets as they trundle towards you - then 
let em have it! 



game is not tough, but quick reactions are 
essential if you're to have any chance of 
destroying the small robot targets that trundle 
from background to foreground. 

Things start to get really difficult on the 
stage that follows the firing range. Mot only are 
baddies shooting and throwing grenades, but 
there are pieces of moving scenery to contend 
with... like huge car crushers, and more. 

Data East have done a £reat job in capturing 
the flavour of the him - the digitised speech is espe- 
cially good (clear a level and Robocop "thanks you 
for your co- operation'). They have produced a very 
playable, shoot-cum-beat-em-up. • 



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changing terrain . . . in a race where every fraction of 
a second counts! 

Lombard RAC Rally recreates all the excitement of 
the world-famous raffy - with the help of RAC drivers 
who guarantee its authenticity. 

Complete the five stages - down winding tracks, 
through verdant forests and over precarious mountain 
ranges - with the additional hazards of night driving 
and fog. 

Repair damage and add new features to your car in 
the workshop, and earn money for spares by taking 
part in a TV interview. 



This is the official simufation of a lifetime , . . will 
your skills measure up to the challenge? 

• inside every box: A detailed 1 6 -page booklet 
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FORWARD 
INTO 1989 

Apart from the rush to get games 
info the shops in time for the 
annual buying spree colloquially 
known as The Festive Season, 
software houses are looking 
firmly to the future. After a bit of a 
slow start, it looks as if program- 
mers and game designers are 
finally about to start producing 
16-bit games that really utilise the 
capabilities of the "new genera- 
tion* of computers. And plenty of 
good stuff is on the horizon for 
3-bit games in 1989, 



Palace, ior instance, 
should have Barbarian W 
tied up for the ST by the 
time you read this, and be 
stepping into the New Year 
with a well-filled portfolio of 
products under devetop- 
ldy Wilson (of Dan Dare fame, amongst 
other programs) and Gary Carr (graphics for 
Barbarian A have got their heads down on Mon- 
ster Museum, a combat-arcade-adventure in the 
Impossible Mission mould, set in a museum 
where all me exhibits have come to life. 

Palace stablemates Outlaw are getting 
ready to publish Cosmic Pirate from Zippo 
Games, a company that specialises in writing 
for Japanese consoles. In order to become a 
fully-fledged pirate of the cosmos you have to 
prove your abilities to the space mafia by under- 
taking missions, and to undertake missions you 
have to earn piracy status by spending time on 
simulators. Simulators hone the skills needed at 
the helm of a pirate spaceship and bear remark 
able similarities to classic arcade games. After 
a while, the simulators cost money lo play, so 
it s a matter of investing some oi your ill-gotten 
gains from misskms in further training.,, or buy- 
ing add-ons to upgrade the performance of the 
basic pirate ship. ST and Amiga owners should 
be able to enpy Cosmjc Pirate early next year 
with PC and 8 bit versions following later. 

FIRE BEING HELD 

System 3, avoiding the mad rush to release 
games in December, is holding fire on Oomina- 
tor, due for release in January, and Tusker, 
which should trumpet into the shops early in 
March, Last Win/a (I) on the ST and PC is immi- 
nent, and "By popular demand," according to 
bossman Mar* Cale, Last Mrya 1 should be 
out and about by Easter 

SLOW TRADERS A' COMING... 

Despite reviews elsewhere which might suggest 

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PRISON • Chrysalis 

First brand-new game du« from brand- 
new software house Chrysalis is this 
arcade adventure lor the ST and Amiga 
which challenges the player to escape 
from a penal colony on a planet deep in 
space. Sections of a hidden ship have to 
bo found and then assembled before 
escape is possible. Also In the pipeline 
from the same company are 16-bit ver- 
sions of the Ultimate classics Atic Atac 
and Sabre Wulf, due by Easter* and a 
brand new licensed version of 30O0AD's 
Rogue Trooper. 




| Below) ST - strolling causally along the 
planet's surface in Prisoner, in search of 
vital components that 
make good an escape. 



be used to 



ST - Mat just Munsters, but monsters as well. 

THE MUNSTERS 

• Again Again 

Last month we showed you a picture from 
the TV series, this month we reveal a shot 
of the game and next month you can read 
the review* Due very soon on all five major 
formats, and rf o pal has got an MSX 
machine, give him the good news too... 





STORM WARRIOR; 
SUPERTRUX 

• Elite Systems 

On the o-hit front, Storm Warrior offers 
hack n slay fantasy combat through 
caves, mined cities and inhospitable ter- 
rain during the guest to overthrow the 
Queen of Darkness. On the C&4 and 
Amstrad. Race action fans can get 
behind the wheel In another scrolling 
road driving game which puts the player 
behind the wheel of souped-up truck 
tractor units- CM, Spectrum and 
Amstrad owners will have to supply 
their own Yorkie bars for added realism. 
On top of that, Elite plan two quizzes for 
Christmas - Mike Read s Computer Pop 
Quiz, which features over 1,000 ques- 
tions, and A Question of Sport. 

Early next year, look out for Galactic 
Wanderer Irom Elite, a 3D intergalactic 
trading game that involves strategy and 
arcade adventure elements - due on all 
format s. 

| Above) C64 - foaming along the Euro 
road in Super! ru*- 

( Below } C64 - mind that dragon crea- 
ture.., hack n' slay the Storm Warrior 

way. 



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FREEDOM # Coktel Vision 

French software houw Coktel plan a host of 1A-felt releases which should bo arriving en 
those shores very shortly* There's Freedom, ■ role playing, strategy wargame in which 
you attempt to escape from slavery in an ClSth sugar plantation, Pegs, guards and the 
plantation manager are all on your trail; out on the ST any day now. 

Also from CoMel, look out for imminent IBM, Amiga and ST releases: Emanuel le (no 
set and violence, just the quest to rescue Emanuoife from Brazllj; Terrific Land, an 
arcade adventure In which the aim Is te escape from a weird island; and 20,000 
Leagues Under the Sea, an arcade adventure based on the Jules Verne novel in which 
you try to escape from being enslaved on the Nautilus. Finally, in the first part of 1909, 
keep your eyes peeled for the official Jungle Book gome, licensed from Walt Disney, as 
and a Peter Pan licence ton. 

ST - righting your way out of slavery, in Freedom. 




CARRIER COMMAND 

• Rainbfrd 

IBM, Amttrad and Spectrum (Including 
4SKJ versions of this amazing 3D Realtime 
production are just around the corner. The 
complete set of Carrier Commands should 
be available by the end of January, no mat- 
ter which machine you own. 

Carrier Command - the IBM PC EGA ver- 
sion and below... 



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ST - Working as an agent for the comput- 
er that controls a subterranean city, life 
can get hare*. Especially H you do tno 
well, and become a threat tn your master. 
That's Paranoia for you,.. 

PARANOIA COMPLEX 

• Magic Bytes/Gremlin 

In a futuristic subterranean city, the 
computer rules. To retain power, It 
needs a few human friends to take nut 
people who are getting over-powerful, 
so If you fancy being an agent for the 
computer, your career prospects OOukl 
start improving rapidly. Bo careful out 
there, though. Get too powerful, and you 
become the hunted rather than the 
hunter... so the ultimate aim is tn 
escape from the city. Due on all major 
formats sometime around February. 

Around the same time, look out for 
Tom and Jerry, frantic cartoon-action 
from German programming wizards 
Magic Bytes, agpin due on all major for- 
mats- Night dawn, Wall Street, USS John 
Young and Persian Gulf Inferno should 
fallow between March and June 1 9B9. 





Motor Massacre 



Federation off Free Traders 

otherwise, Gremlin are still beavering away at 
Federation of free Traders - as this issue went 
to press, there was still no sign of the game 
escaping from their Sheffield programming lair r 
so a full review ol the completed version should 
find Its way into the next issue. Dark Fusion, for 
the Spectrum, C64 and Amstrad is due before 
Christmas and should appeal to shoot-em-up 
fans who fancy zooming across a scrolling sub- 
terranean landscape, using a jetpack for propuf- 
sion, and destroying aliens on the way, 

If driving and tolling is more to your taste, 
then check out Motor Massacre, another pre- 
Christmas release 

promised by Gremlin - *> * 

for ail major formats 
- leap behind the 
wheel of a tooled-up 
motor in post-holo- 
caust times and deal 
death to anything 
else with wheels. 

Turning the classic concept of computer 
game design on its head. Gremlin have come 
up with Ramrod. Rather than playmg on a com- 
puter to stop yourself getting bored, you choose 
between a robot and a man and then try to stop 
them getting bored inside your computer, Both 
characters are mindless music freaks, who never 
stop running in the quest for entertainment. 
Guide Ramrod or Rambot across a hostile land- 
scape in the hunt for new compact disks to listen 
to, or stop off for a glass of pop or a quick blast 
on a coin-op, Just keep that boredom meter from 
rising so high that your chum gets bored to 
death... ST and Amiga sometime in February, 
other formats may follow 

FOOTBALL FRENZY 

Football fans, it seems, are going to be well- 
catered for in the Mew Year - Kevin Tomt is 
putting the finjshing touches to an upgrade kit 
that allows the player to re-mix Football Manag- 
er | and he's not the only fellow actively work- 
ing on footie software... Budget house Zep- 
pelin are readying themselves for the launch of 
Kenny Dalglish Football Challenge - the first full- 
price game on their Cognlto label. Rather than 
sweat it out on the field, you take the role of a 
team manager who is trying to get to the top - 
it helps if your team gets promotion at the end 

Advanced Computer Entertainment 27 



of the season, but it's not vital: good managers 
wasted in the Sower divisions tend to get head- 
hunted by teams in the top divisions. 

Not forgetting Emfyn hughes' International 
Soccer which should be out and about by the 
time you read this from Audiogenic, and the 
Darlings of Codemaslers couldn't resist the 
temptation to put four, yes four footie games in 
one package: II A Side Soccer, Indoor Soccer. 
Soccer Skills and Street Soccer. It's not a bud- 
get package, though, coming in at £9-99 on the 
C64 and Amstrad, £8.99 on the Spectrum and 
£19.99 for 16-bit machines. Then there's CRL's 
Profession^ Football, due for the Spectrum. 

NINJA TREE SIMULATOR? 

The massive Virgin/Mastertronic/Mslbourne 
House/Leisure Genius combo is being a little 
coy about its plans for 1989 - after reading this 
issue of ACE you'll be as well clued in about 
their releases as anyone. Of course there's 
Doubte Dragon, due soon now on the Sega and 
on home machines, Quarterback, an American 
Football game ready for the C64 any day now, 
Monopoly Deluxe for the ST, and C64 Diploma- 
cy all due early next year. 

One little clue about future plans though.., 
Virgin programmers and graphics artists are 
apparently reading books about British Trees 
and studying the Ladybird edition of the legend 
of Robin Hood. SMX Nrnja Tree Simulator in 
the pipeline maybe? Ho r that's more Codemas- 
ters' style. Watch out for a game set in Sher- 
wood, featuring the odd band of merry men... 

A PHOENICIAN COO OF A GAME 

Psygnosis are getting thoroughly excited about 
Baat, an eight-way-sc rolling shcot-em-up with 
strategic overtones. Do battle with the forces of 
the God of Evil, fighting through 250 screens 
split into three multi-level domains. No less than 
18 sections of a War Machine need to be found 
and assembled if the ultimate bad guy is to be 
defeated. On an ST or Amiga near you in time 
for Christmas. 

Captain Fizz Meets the Bfasreroids is anoth- 
er Psygnosis shoot-em-up, due very soon, and 
is set in a maze viewed Irom above in plan for- 
mat. It can be played by one person, but it has 
been designed as a twcnplayer game for chums 
to have fun on together. Friendly, huh? 

The long awaited game of cubic destruc- 
tion from Psygnosts, Aqua Ventura, should be 
out and about come January. Featuring fast- 
moving solids, it's another shoot-em-up with 
eight-way scrolling, but the interesting differ- 
ence is that 
some of the 
aliens are harm- 
less until you 
start shooting at 
them. Which is 
when things 
start getting 
hectic A follow- 
on to Chrorto Quest is on the cards, which com- 
pletes the Psygnosis rounthip along with anoth- 
er game from the man who brought you Men- 
ace - both due before Easter '89. 

MORE LABELS THAN 

ALAN WHICKER S SUITCASE 

The Activision p Media genie and Electric 

Dreams combine has just announced the for- 

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Aqua Ventura 




Amiga - dealing death from a Phantom 
Fighter over a blue landscape. 

PHANTOM FIGHTER 

• Martech 

High-powered graphics complement the 
Amiga and PC action in this stunning 
shoot-em-up due any day now from 
Martech via their Irish connection, Emer- 
ald Software. The rolling demo looks 
amazing, and the team can't wait to get a 
joystick plugged in and firing. Sadly, Phan- 
tom Fighter is a pleasure that is going to 
bo denied to ST owners - Martech say the 
ST can't handle the graphics. 



PURPLE SATURN DAY 



itself. Tronic Slider involve* romping 
round a triangular play area on a skim- 
mer, collecting energy and avoiding 
monolith*- You also to shoot an oppo- 
nent, nudge him into a monolith or off the 
platform, fling Pursuit is a slalom in 
space: set In the rings that surround Sat- 
urn, a course has to be steered between 
orbiting satellites. Finally, Time Jump 
catapults the contestant into the future... 

Also due from Infograme* early next 
year on their new Exxos label is a game 
based on two Tin Tin hooks - Journey to 
the Moon and Explorers on the Moon. 
Expect an arcade adventure- 



Infogrames 



On Saturn, so the story goes, everything 
turn* purple for one day a year. On that 
day neighbouring planets hold a four- 
event Olympiad and tho action has been 
captured in Purple Saturn Day - due soon 
on 16-blt formats, with 8-bit to follow. 
Brain Bowler Involves fighting with an 
opponent for control Of two hemispheres 
of a brain - aiming a continuously-firing 
pulse gun at strategic points in the brain 




ST - the start of Tronic Slider: the play 
area zooms forward from deepest space 
before the contest begins. - 




ST - Tin Tin finally make* it to tha home 
computer, courtesy of Infogrames* 




HELLBENT # Novagen 

The third 1S-bJt release tor Novagen should arrive any day now, not from Paul Wo ekes, 
but programmed by Donovan Prince with graphics from Mo Warden, the person whose 
screen graphics flashed past your eyes in Backlash, Still no firm release date lor Mr 
Woakes' third f 6-bit offering, Damocles, though... 

ST - there should be time to get a good look at the graphics in Hellbent, the latest from 
NOvagan. 




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• Titus 

Strategy meets 3D arcada action In 
Galactic Conqueror... a sort of After 
Burner in space, with ground and aeri- 
al fights leading up to the space com- 
bat. As Corfaquerori the aim is te pro- 
tect 41 S planet* in an interstellar 
group that is under attack - choose 
which planets are most at risk and 
defend them. Due between now and 
February on the five main formats* 
The seme release schedule applies te 
Crazy Cars II from Titus* the sequel 
to. yeSf you've guessed it. 



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ST - not just After Burner in space: 
tic Conqueror from Tttu*. 



Galac- 




Amlga - things start hotting up for the Intrepid apace pirate, Drancis Frakc, as he con- 
tinues his quest to discover the whereabouts of The Krystal. 



Not too many computer games have I heir ori- 
gins <n stage musicals - particularly un- pro- 
duced stage musicals - but that's the back- 
ground to The KristaL a January release for the 
ST and Amiga, written by Ftssionchip Soft- 
Kfareand published by Prism. 

The storyline originally belonged to a show 
written by Micky Keen, Rod Wyatl and Mike 
Sulin - a special effects extravaganza which 
almosl made it to the West End but fell victim 
to the perils of production, Fasi forward fen 
years and the three creators had gone ihe r 
separate ways when Mike, had a brigtn idea - 
why not revive (tie story of space pirate Dran- 
cis Frake for the 16-bit computers which could 
do it justice? 

But how lo describe 7fte Kristaf? It's more 
complex than an arcade game but there's 
more aciion than you'd expect in an adventure, 
Wrth its four disks, sword fights, non -player 
character interaction and space battles, the 
most accurate epithet seems to be 'mega-epic'. 
This could be the Lords of Midnight or Dun 
D&rach for the 16-bit generation, offering last 
action and deep gameptay all in one, 

Frake's adventures start with him hung- 
over on an alien planet, Walk a little way and 
he's accosted by a talking plant - just the first 
Of a series of bizarre encounters. Bui stop lo 
ehai to everyone, however odd, because ihis is 
the only way you'll find oui where you are and, 
more importantly, what to do. Fissionchip is 



keeping quiet about the plot but we can reveal 
that it concerns a Princess who's to marry the 
wrong guy in just three days time. 

Variety the spice of a space pirate's life 
and each of the planets is highly di si relive, 
thanks to the 60 beautifully drawn backgrounds 
by Michael Haigh and David Hardy. The char 
acters are by Chris Petts, Julian Edkins and 
Rodney WyatL and each is carefully animated 
to express their character, so that a hippy 
slopes around, a beggar limps and the like. 
The sword fights are even more impressive, 
with 150 frames of animation by Neill Glancy. 

Programming director Alex Mills with assis- 
tants Justin, Giulio Zicchi and John Edwards 
pulled the whole thing together. 

The ingenious blend ot space travel and 
sea-going piracy lets you fly between planets 
in a space sailing ship which tires cannonballs 
at insect-like alien invaders. There are high- 
tech environments, grassy paradise planets 
and molten worlds in which you have lo find a 
way of avoiding a fatal hoi foot! Even the con- 
versation parser is sophisticated enough to 
provide convincing replies to most remarks we 
iried. 

Though the game was still in the stage 
when all its elements are coming together, it 
looks as if it will be a major January title and at 
£29,95 should provide hours of engrossing 
entertainment ot a kind seldom seen on 
micros. 



rnation and signing of two new labels: Vivid 
Images and Motion Picture House 

From Electric Dreams in the not-too-dis- 
tant future, look out for incredible Shrinking 
Sphere, a shoot-em-up/strategy game with iso- 
metric, multi-directional scrolling in which you 
pilot a sphere of varying mass through a maze. 
Traps, prison squares and assassin spheres do 
their best to hinder progress, and given that the 
velocity of the sphere varies according to its 
mass, driving isn't ail that straightforward. Mo 
release date for that one r but Time Scanner, the 
Sega coin-op pinbali conversion should 
become electric reality m January, 

And of course, a quintet of Sega coin-ops is 
due from Mediagenic during 1989: Galaxy 
Force, Altered Beast Hot Rod, Sonic Boom and 
Ace Attacker. Just remains to be seen, in the 
light of After Burner (which required 'achieving 
the impossible'), how Galaxy Force will fare as a 
computer game. 

Adventure fans with 16-bit machines can 
look forward to Sierra's latest - Manhunter: 
JVew York, Aliens have invaded New York and you 
take on the role of a human detective contracted 
to the alien dictatorship. Throughout the game, 
the pJayer can switch sides between good and 
evil, and develop into a fnend of the aliens or a 
supporter of the human resistance. Those of you 
who like the Kings Quest series will be pleased 
to learn that 16-bit versions of Kings Quest N r 
The Penis of Roseila are due very soon. 

MYSTERY TITLES 

Down at Hewson HQ David Jones is slaving over 
a new Amiga game, due around Apnl f and John 
Phillips [Eliminator, working title JMP3) is beaver- 
ing away on a project for the ST and Amiga. It 
has the cryptic working title of MP4 at the 
moment and should see the light of High Street 

shelves April-time. 

Apart from 
those mystery titles, 
Astaroth The Angel 
of Death \or the ST 
and Amiga is due 
real soon - it's a 
room-based arcade 
adventure programmed by Mark Dawson, the 
man who gave you ftotun ot the Wood and 
Nodes of Vesod. Not forgetting a really violent 
shoot-enmp with three levels and some 750 
screens of multi-directional scrolling action: 
Kalashmkov, again for the ST and Amiga and due 
in January. 8-bit gamesters can look forward to 
Storrntord in the same month, Raffaelle Cec- 
co's latest opus which will also find its way onto 
the ST and Amiga later next year. 




Astaroth 




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ARMCHAIR SPORTSWARE 

Sports fans are in for a pre-Christmas treat from 
Accolade, and should be able to enjoy tennis, 
snooker/pocl/billiards, basketball and boxing 
along with their mince pies if they have a mind 
to. Serve and Volley, for the PC and C64 p is a 
welkomplex tennis simulation that requires 
players to move around on court, select the 
shots they intend to play and aim their strokes 
via a pop-up menu system. All in real time, too... 
And anyone with the slightest interest in using a 
cue, be it for snooker, pool, billiards or a 
'designer' game on trie baiie with a custom set 
of rules, should find plenty to amuse in the PC 
and C64 versions of Rack em. Then there's 
C64 basketball in the form of f ast Break, a h* 
court three-on-three simulation, and TKQ [Tech- 
nical Knock Out), a spirt-screen boxing simula- 
tion for the C64 that gives the player a first-per- 
son perspective of the action. Watch those 
punches come at you! 

FORMAT FRENZY 

Electronic Arts, not to be outdone, have decid- 
ed to extend the number of formats on which 
Skats or Die, a 'street surfing r simulator, is to 
appear. Between now and Spring next year IBM, 

Spectrum, Amstrad 
and then Amtga and 
ST owners will be 
able to thrill to 
Ramp Freestyle, 
Downhill Races and 
Ramp Hill Jumps. 
Up to eight Rad 
players can com- 
pete together, or 
two players can go head-to-head in Pool Joust- 
ing and Downhill Battle. Skate crayzeee 

And a weird and freaky version of crazy golf 
- Zany Gotf- is set to amaze and amuse PC 
owners any day now. Early next year ST and 
Amiga gamesters will be able to join in the nine- 




Skate or Dim 




Zany Go II 



hole fun, which has iess to do with golf than you 
might imagine from the title. Moving walls, 
magic carpets, transporter pads r particle rays 
and laser beams are just a few of the Zany Gotf 
obstacles that boring dd has-beens like Lloyd 
Mangrum never had to cope with. 

EUROBOX1NG 

As if that wasn't enough in the way of armchair 
sporting action, German bytemasters EAS are 
on the verge of releasing Amiga Ringside, anoth- 
er boxing simulator and one that allows the play- 
er to build a fighter and then punch past ten 
opponents. ST and PC versions are due in the 
New Year. Euro software house Uriel promise 
1,500 frames of animation and 11 different 
offensive and defensive moves in THEIR Amiga 




Could that be a phial of potion nettling fn the gnu? 

WAR IN MIDDLE EARTH • Melbourne House 



No, not the sequel to The Lord of the Rings 
adventure, but a completely new product that 
spans the enlire Tolkien trilogy, Lord of the 
Rings - and pretty amazing it looks too. 

Around 14 months in the preparation, 
every location in the 16-bit versions has its own 
graphic and tune - both music and pictures 
have been digitised. The pictures were given a 
special treatment to make them look like part of 
a fantasy game rather than a TV programme, 
according to Producer Ron Harris. 

The 16-bit game runs on three levels: at 
the Character Level, the player can see individ- 
ual game characters wandering around loca- 
tions; using a scrolling Overall Plan map, the 
main characters and forces can be seen mov- 
ing over Middle Earth; and then a tess detailed 
Top Level map showing all of Middle Earth on a 
single screen can be accessed. Moving a 
pointer over the plan map reveals more detail, 
and allows play to return to the Character Level 
at a selected location. Similarly, the Top Level 
map can be viewed to give an overall picture of 
what is happening in the land,, and then control 
passed to the Overall Plan mapping level by 
clicking a pointer. B-bit versions won't have the 
Character Level, bui lo make up for the loss, 
the player can get directly involved in fight 
sequences, directing moves- 
There are thousands of ways to lose the 
game, but the only way to win is by dropping 
the ring into the Crack of Doom. War in Mid- 
dle Earth can be approached as a role-play- 
ing adventure, as a strategy game or as a 
wargame - the plot remains Ihe same, but the 
way in which the player decides to approach 
the problems faced by Frodo in his quest gov- 
erns gameplay. Really idle gamesters can do 
nothing, just sit back and watch events untold 

A coupl* of characters get down to slug- 
ging it out in a combat sequi-nte taking 
place at Character Laval, If armies art 
involved, they are le prei —t ed by single 
characters. 



as if they were watching a computerised 
movie of the Tolkien Trilogy. 

The computer-controlled characters have 
their own decision systems, and will do what 
they do in the books - but the player's actions 
will affect the plot. And the characters are 
intelligent - for instance, if the Nazgul get the 
ring from Frodo, they head back to Sauron's 
Lair moving like a row of Rugby forwards, 
feinting and weaving in an attempt to disguise 
which of them holds the ring. All the charac- 
ters' decision systems are inter-related, so 
taking control of one character modifies the 
actions of all the others 




36 Advanced Computer Entertainment 




The top level map of Middle Earth 




Getting close to Sauron'a hideout at 
Character Level* 




Another fantasy scene - this time a cat-* 
tie looms up In the background. 





Outpost 



boxing game, The Champ, which has won 
endorsement from the World Boxing Council 

Starting out with brawls in the street, the 
would-be boxer has to get recognised by a tal- 
ent spotter and then train and fight his way to 
the World Championship. All this to the theme 
tune of Rocky. ST and C64 versions should fol- 
low after Christmas. 

If the rigours of the ring haven't turned you 
into a Staf lone-done by the Mew Year, then 
Linel's more Intellectually demanding offerings 
should be available, including DragonsJayer, an 
arcade adventure for the ST and Amiga which 
involves battling past over fifty enemas, finding 
fragments of a medallion and then slaying a... 
wait for it r wait for it,., a dragon. 

OUTPOST AT THE NEW FRONTIER 

Brand new software house Frontier Games 

are about to 
burst into life 
with a C64 origh 
nal - Outpost 
Described as a 
tactical game, 
the aim is to 
move four 
marine units and 
infiltrate a guarded enemy outpost. Detailed 
characterisation is promised, along with six 
interlocked missions per game - plan your 
strategy, polish up your tactics, make the 
moves and then sit back and watch the out- 
come in an arcade-style animated sequence. 
Other 8 and 15-bit formats are promised soon 
after the C64 version. 

EXCUSE-FREE ZONE 

Arcana, for some strange reason, seem to 
think that No Excuses is just the sort off game 
a thrusting young executive needs to play in 
order to acquire the mentaf capacities to suc- 
ceed. Whether the Arcana crew played their 
own game and are themsefves now bound to 
succeed with the title in the cut-and-thrust 
commercial world of the software rndustry 
remains to be seen. ST and Amiga owners 
should be able to pit their non-executive minds 
against the fifty tests contained in No Excus- 
es in time to start the New Year with finely- 
honed minds. 

MULTITASKING MAYHEM 

Just in time to keep Wo Excuses-trained execu- 
tives happy in the Amiga workplace, Logotron 
plan to release Prospector in the Mazes of 
XORon the Amiga early in January. A 16-bit 
version of Xor t there will be thirty levels, a digi- 
tised soundtrack and completely new graphics 
- apparently you'll be collecting hot-air balloons 
rather than masks. Ideally for the budding 
exec, Prospector should multitask with utilities 
like Sculpt 3D and Excellence, Should prove 
great for light entertainment, both in the yuppie 
office environment and at home, 

SO SCARY, IT DAREN'T COME OUT? 

Microdeai planned to show FrjgMrfjghf {wherev- 
er IS it?) at Comdex in Las Vegas a few weeks 
ago, along with J.IAG. for the ST (defies descrip- 
tion, just get in there and kill that virus), Trme 
Bandit - an arcade adventure for the PC - and 
lurbotrax, a screen-based slot-racing game in 
the mould of the classic Scalextric for the Amiga. 



TRAVELLING IN THE ROLES 

Roleplayers have plenty to look forward to over 
the coming month or so, too. Origin's first 
cassette release is imminent for the C64, 
Amstrad and Spectrum - Times of Lore should 
be in the shops by the time you read this, visit- 
ing the UK courtesy of Microprose, to be fol- 
lowed in January by ST and Amiga versions. 
Electronic Arts are about to release Neuro* 
mancer on the C64 on behalf of Interplay, the 
people behind the Bard's late series of role- 
playing games. Based on the 'cyberpunk' clas- 
sic by William Gibson, the game features an 
original soundtrack by Devo and pits you as a 
software pirate of the future, entering a huge 
computer system. C64 onry, for the time being 
cyberfreaks. 

HELPS YOU WORK, REST AND PLAT 

Another role-playing treat lies in store from 
Electronic Art* in the form of Mars Saga, 
which casts you onto a prison colony on Mars. 
Life is cheap, and survival isn't easy, as C64 
owners will soon be able to discover for them- 
selves. And if you are the type that likes a 
good role, look out for Deathhrd too. 

Off course there's Dungeon Master's 
Assistant from US Gold, a utility that's a must 
for serious users of the AD&D system - with a 
database of over 1,000 encounters and some 
1,300 monsters, it makes a DM's life a lot eas- 
ier on the C64 and PC. 

With this level of activity, a role-playing spe- 
cial could well be on the cards for next issue... 

TELECOM TUSSLING 

If huge telephone bills hold no fear for you, 
Modem Wars allows C64, PC and Apple II own- 
ers to dial each other up and do battle over the 
phone, fighting across randomly-generated bat- 
tlefields on computer screen. If you haven't got 
shares in BT and a vested interest in seeing 
their profits soar, there s always the option to 
play against your own computer,.. Also on the 
battle front, Strategic Studies Group (SSG to 
those in the know) are about to complete their 
trilogy of American Civil War games for C64 
owners with Wilderness to NashvHte. Then 
there's MacArthur's War, Baffle for Korea, 
another product from the 
same stable which 
features an 
improved ver- 
sion of the 
Decisive 
Battles 
System; 
for 

added 

realism' 
on the 
the simula- 
tion front. 




DISGUSTING 
LEVELS 

Twenty five dis- 
gusting' levels with 
graphics to match are 
promised on the Amiga 
and ST by Eclipse in the 
near future. Apparently 
you'll be romping around 





inside the stringy bits of a giant alien life form in 
Growth, taking part in a frantic battle to destroy 
a tumour. Ugh. If alien biology proves a bit too 
stomacfK horning, ST and Amiga softies can 
leap into a low-level skimmer and do battJe with 
the forces of an oppressive regime in Eclipse s 
other pending release, Atax Priced at £14.95 
each, this duet of blasters should be around 
nowOsh). 

LOOKING BEYOND THE DARK SIDE 

Incentive are keeping quiet about their forward 
plans for 1989 - they'll admit to Dark $tde on 
the ST and Amiga being scheduled for a Febru- 
ary release, and hint that quite considerable 
advancements have been made in the 
Freescape system. Other than stating that they 

are completely 
committed: to 
solid 3D games, 
their spokesman 
would give little 
else away. So 
make do with this 
issue's review of 
Total Eclipse for 
Total Eclipse the time being. 

FER GAME? 

French software people Ubi Soft are readying 
themselves for the release of fron Lord on the 
Amiga, ST, Amstrad and Spectrum. You take the 
part ol a warrior stranded in a country packed 
with tractors, spies and assassins. A wicked 
uncle has turfed your Darj off his throne, and 
after raising an army the aim is to re-establish 
your birthright by winning trials of combat and 
being a generally sneaky fellow. Also from Ubi 
Soft, look out for Shatebalt on the five major 
formats - it's a futuristic sports simulator that 
combines football with roller-derby, all played in 
an ice rink. 

8-BIT PRICE, 1 6-BIT GAMES? 

New label Axxiom promise nine 16-bit tides 
over the coming months, the first of which, 
Powers tyx„ gets a review this month. For the ST 
and Amiga, look out for Mission Efevator, in 
which a hotel has to be searched for terrorist 
bombs which need defusing; Spaceport, which 
involves saving innocent people in a subter 
ranean network by piloting a spac scooter and 
destroying an alien bram; and Skybiaster, a heli- 
copter 3D airto-air combat simulation. 

Five more Amiga-only games are scheduled 
from Axxiom; final Mission, in which the spirit 
controlling a labyrinth needs a good seeing-to; 

Mission Elevator 




38 Advanced Computer Enlertainmenl 



MIRRORSOFT d 
AND IMAGEWORK<< 



"The biggest C64 game ever", and "we're 
going for the ultimate C64 shoot-em-up" 
were phrases bandied around by the Mirror- 
soft crew as they revealed Phobia, a fast 
scroller from the learn ol Growth er and 
Bishop. In the finished version, at least fif- 
teen (hree-stage levels will be there to blast 
through, presented in the form of a linked 
network of planets The overall aim is to 
fight through planet levels in order lo collect 
nine sections of a heatshield lhat allows 
your craft to peneirate and destroy a sun at 
(he centre of a galaxy. 

Messrs Crowther and Bishop have lei 
ihe foetid side to their imaginations run riol 
along the phobia theme - already a nasty 
handful ol scary levels have been put 
together, including one representing death. 
Levels for electricity, water, birds, fire, and 
darkness are already well underway, and 





C64 - the fear of death' level from Phobia* 
featuring ho ads that ml away into skulls, 
ravens ol dwm f ghosts, hanging men, 
guillotine* and coffins that release skele- 
tons whan they are shot. Scare-ey. 



ST - nicking off invading troops with a 
trusty bow and arrow from the safety of a 
fortress window- Despite the action being 
sat in ancient Japan, Clnemaware 
thoughtfully provide the archer with a 
laser dot sight In Lords of the Hising Sun! 

the whole caboodle should be complete in 
time for a February release. Plans are atool 
to produce Amiga and ST versions, 

Also expected around February time is 
a Japanese epic from Cinemaware - 
Lords of the Rising Sun. Played over a 
scrolling map of Japan, the aim is take con- 
trol of the entire country, wresting it from ihe 
grasp ol an evil man. Gathering forces to 
your side and planning a winning strategy is 
only part ot the game - arcade sequences 
punctuate the campaign, including a 
sequence where shuriken stars hurled at 
you by a Ninja have to be deflected with a 
sword, and another that involves galloping a 
horse across fields, dispatching footsol- 
diers. 

Other up-and-coming titles in the 
I mage works pipeline include Crimetown 
Depths, a mission in which you are a killer 
hired to defend a Bladerunner-ish, futuristic 
city, Paitadtn* an arcade adventure lhat 



INTERPHASE 



Stunning solid 3D anima- 
tion is the strength of 
interphase - which has a 
"cyberpunk' plot. Your 
assistant is trying lo pene- 
trate a large headquarters 
building that is defended 
by a massive computer 
You have entered Ihe inter- 
nal architecture of ihe 
machine, and attempt to 
deactivate the software 
controlling security sys- 
tems in order to make your 
colleague's progress to the 
nerve centre of the building 
possible. 

Piloting a craft through 
the computer,- you try to 
interface with software - 
represented in the game 
world by solid objects - 



and solve 3D -puzzles in 
order to deactivate pro- 
grams. Programs hover, 
delended by highly 
mynoeuvraole security 
modules and strange 
snake- 1 ike apparitions. 
Skimming through a level. 



the ffoor and ceiling are 
represented by different 
coloured liles - flying into a 
tile allows you lo move 
through a floor or ceiling, 
into the adjacent level ot 
the computer's architec- 
ture. 




ST - strange chimney-pot structures ere part of the 
computer's Internal security system - no matter how 
many of tha defensive fighter program! you destroy, 
more are generated by these pots- The lid opens, and 
a burst of sparkling light emerges, revealing a small 
fighter module which rapidly grows to full size... 



ACE ON THE ROAD 



utilises a silhouette graphic style, and Te r- 
rariufn, another arcade adventure played 
across the landscapes contained inside a 
terrarium - the aim is to get to a fortress, 




(From the top) Amiga - Crim* Town Depth*, 
Pjlladiii and Terrarium* ■ trio of releasee 
due soon on the Imagaworh* label. 

from which you can escape to the outside 
world. Work is currently proceeding on the 
Amiga for 1 989 release. 

Perhaps the most exciting project on 
Ihe Image works label at the moment is 
Interphase, as the game you might have 
heard of as Mainframe is now called Check 
out Ihe box tor details... 

Finally, to round off the Mirrorsoft portfo- 
lio of 1 989 products, there's a neat coin-op 
conversion ol Atari's Blasterokts - 3D 
colour graphics meal the classic Asteroids 
gameplay. • 

ST - claule Fack bu*tm' action in Blae- 
leroide 




The Way of 

the Little 
Dragon 





Crystal Ha 



Way oi the Little Dragon (aaah!), a one or two 
player karate ba stem-up; Crystal Hammer, a 
nice, noisy 'breakout' game with 30 levels and 
lots more; Gunshoot, in which you sit at a 
bank's cashdesk facing twelve doors through 
which customers and baddies enter the premis- 
es (sounds a bit reminiscent of an old Dinam- 
ic/Gremlin Spectrum game, that one); and 
SpinworW, a seven- e^p, i 
level shoot-eiTrup g>y 
where the object is to ' * 
duff up a bunch of 
aliens whose weird 
planet looks like it 
might be menacing 
Earth. 

It might be a bit 
cruel to suggest that Axxiom is short of origi- 
nal ideas, but if they can re-work the old ones 
as well as they have with Power styx, and keep 
charging under fifteen quid, 16-bit owners 
should be kept happy nest year. Only time and 
the reviews will tell. 

A RIPE HANDFUL 

Apart from Phantom Fighter (previewed else- 
where on these pages) and Circus Circus, 
Martech have a ripe handful of releases lined 
up lor the months of December and January. 
Gun-totin' shoot-eiTHip fans should enjoy Shoot 
Out, an 8-brt six-shooter extravaganza in which 
you aim to rid Gulch Creek of some real mean 
dudes by dint of applying your trusty side-iron 
to the problem. At the end of January, Martech 
should have Program Wars for the ST, Amiga 
and PC - an entertainment written by the pro- 
grammer of Zoids which apparently allows the 
player to generate UfeJike games. 

REALLY LOVE THOSE TIGER FEATS 

On the Capcom coin-op conversion front, 
the GoT label completed Tiger Road just 
days too late tor it to be reviewed this 
issue, and promise LED Storm for Jan 
uary, Black Tiger for 
February and Last Duel 
for March, Videos of 
brand new arcade games 
have just found their 
way into the Go! offices, 
we taint, and according 
to their Product Manag- 
er some 'really good 
stuff should be out and 
about for home 
machines in April and 
May Rainbow Arts, 
also published by Go!, 



n 



are about to unleash Spacebalt on the Amiga 
and ST, accompanied on the journey to the 
shops by another preXmas title, Realm of the 
Trolls. 

m PARTY TIME! 

Garfield's friends, Softek plan a 1 0th Birthday 
bash for the fat feline and are celebrating by 
releasing a party. Yes, releasing a party - on 
ST, Amiga and 8-bit machines in January, it will 
be a collection of game sequences with a win- 
try theme. Currently the working title is Wa- 
ter's Tale, but it is Garfield fx by any name. 
February should see the arrival of Darius, a 
cow-op conversion - how will they frt those 
three screens and vibrating seat onto a home 
machine? Wart and see. Finally, by Easter, Soft- 
ek plan to wow the world with a Peanuts 
licence - apparently the people who own the 
rights to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and their 
chums were so impressed by the treatment 
given to Garfield that they approached the com- 
pany and asked them to do a computer game! 
Of course Inside Outing, the zany 3D isometric 
perspective adventure, should have made it to 
the ST and Amiga by now r together with a C64 
and ST version of SoJdrer of Light. 

MUCH MORE THAN JUST ORANGE... 

Never before in the history of computer games 
have so many colours been crammed onto a 
single screen, according to Mandarin, who are 
remarkably pleased about Pioneer Plague 
Using the Amiga's Hold And Modify graphics 
facility, programmer Bill Williams (Mj/idwa/fcer 
and Sinbad the Sailor) has produced an arcade 
strategy game which sets the player on a quest 
to disable a self- replicating robotic spaceship 
that has run amok. As if all those colours (up to 
4,096 on screen at once) weren't enough, 
original music, eight-way scrolling and 
digitised humanoid speech complement 
the prettiness. It sure looks good, but 
was there room for a game there too or 
is this just a mediocre game 
HAMmed up ? Find out next 
issue... 

SPORTS IN THE 
STREET 

Epyic, having done a distribu- 
tion deal with Infogrames are 

spending a month or so catch- 
ing up with other versions of 
titJes like Games Summer Edi- 
tion and California Games, 
already released and reviewed 
on some formats. On the brand 

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new titles front, they promise Street Sports 
FootbaN lor the C64 any day now - an American 
Football game - and a text and graphics adven- 
ture by the name ot Legend of Black Stiver early 
next Spring. 

THREE BIRDS IN FULL SONG 

The Telecom team 
of Firebird and 
Rainbird are prov- 
ing no shirkers in 
the race for 1989 
releases. From 
Rainbird, expect 
to see Vermmator 
Billboard by February - 

remember, it s the 
game that involves making money as a vermin 
catcher working in a tree, Around 250 levels are 
promised, and catching vermin isn't the only 
way to get rich: popping into casinos and trying 
to make a fast buck is just one of the get-rich- 
quck schemes on offer in the tree. tVer^d 
Dreams is due on ST and Amiga around March 
with frbit versions to follow (we've been talking 
to the designers of the game and have interest- 
ing things to tell you next month,), Hot news on 
the Geoff (Sentinel) Crammond front: he's 
working on a brand new game called Stunt Car 
Racer, planned for around Easter on all five 
rriapr formats. 

Rre-bird too, have loads of projects under- 
way, including a game from the Original Fatboy 
Himself Gary 'Gigglyworks' Lrddon, who moves 
into the full-price realm with Tyger, Tyger. Also 
look out for Dynamic Duo by Probe Software on 
■B-bit machines around the same time. 

Moving one stage further down the pnce 
ladder, plenty of pocket money' games are 
planned by Sihrerbird at £1.99 on most for- 
mats, Ldc* out for vjdeo Classics, Skuba Kidz, 
Peter Pack Rat, Cauldron I!, international 
Speedway, Motocross Mania and Brflboard. 
Okay Kidz? Further details in the budget and 
compilations rounckip after this month's 
SCREE NTEST. 

THUNDER BIRDS ARE GO! 
ER.., GRANDS LA Ml 

Fans of Virgil, Brains, Parker and Lady Penelope 
can look forward to a real Thundertirds game 
from Grandslam in February on 'all major for- 
mats' (Firebird rather wasted their Thunder-birds 
licence a few years ago on a neat puzzle game). 

"mistime, a slightly less wooden game is 
planned - a fourway-scrolling role-playing graph- 
ic adventure is promised, which actually fea- 
tures Gerry Anderson s characters and sets the 
player on the trail of The Hood, the Tracey fam- 
ily' e, arch enemy who has managed to video the 
Thunderbirds vehicles and threatens to expose 
foe Tracey s to the glare of publicity, Further 
missions for the Thunderous characters are 
promised later in the year. 

Other licences acquired by Grandslam that 
should lead to 1989 releases include the rights 
to Arnie Schwarzenegger's new movie. The Run- 
ning Wan. The hero finds himself as a contes- 
tant in a luturistic TV game show which follows a 
similar pattern to the Roman Arena - players 
are put m a labyrinth and pursued to their 
deaths while millions of couch potatoes look. on. 
A five-section, sideways scraping game, Run- 



ning Man is also promised "on all major formats' 
in the first months of 1989. On a more cutesy 
level, Grandslam are also working on a Dandy 
licence, in which over 30 of DC Thompson's 
famous comic characters have to be helped to 
achieve appropriate tasks. Brassneck, for 
instance is trying to bake a cake, while Desper- 
ate Dan needs help to fill his Gag Bag. What, no 
Cow Pie? we hear you cry,.. Due around Christ- 
mas, or shortly thereafter. 

UNDERPANTS AS OVERTROUSERS 

Still on the comic character front, Tynesoft are 
putting the finishing touches to Superman, 
which should appear on the five major lormats 
in time for Christmas, complete with the hero 
wearing his red knickers publisher-style outside 
his trousers, (obscure, ACE-style invoke) as 
should Barnum and Bailey's a set of circus 
games, in a package that includes Trapeze, 
High Wire, Tiger Taming and Bareback Riding. 

The lure of the sawdust ring and circus 
action seems to be a popular theme suddenly - 
Martech are about to pop Circus Circvs out on 
the Spectrum, while programmers working for 
the Golden Goblin label in Germany should 
have their six-sequence Circus Attractions game 
ready for March on the IBM, Amiga, ST and 
C64. SMI, it's better than caging real animals 
and making them do tricks in front of an 
audience... 




Superman 

GERMAN PRINCES IN PALACE DASH 

tf trading simulations appeal, those wily Swiss 
people at Uriel are offering the opportunity for 
up to eight people to take on the role of princes 
in ancient Germany, In Kaiser, the aim is to rule 
a country, nurturing the population, building an 
army and forming alliances with the rulers of 
neighbouring territories. Only one prince can 
become Kaiser, and everyone knows it... 

Keeping tne adventure world covered, Linel 
should be releasing Ice and fire early in 1989. an 
ST, Amiga and IBM PC opus two years m the mak- 
ing. With three days to live, you can assume one 
of nine persona s before attempting to find a cure 
for the disease that is killing you AND have a go 
at saving the world. Just to show that strategy 
games aren't beyond the wit of the Swiss, Linel 
p'an to complete their coverage of game 
genres m February with Crown, which 
features a detailed 16-screen land- 
scape over which the player manipu- 
lates an army, 

OPENING THE BOX 

Pandora have a trio of releas- 
es due between now and 
February. There's Out/and, an 
unashamed vertically-scrolling 



shoot-em-up in which two small fighters attempt 
to Save Earth from a destructive invasion - due 
any day now for the ST and Amiga. On a slightly 
more cerebral level, Debut sets the player the 
task of stabilising a planet's ecosytem - control- 
ling weather systems, moving the population 
and tinkering with food chains, the aim is to pre- 
vent wars and pollution down on the planet's 
surface. Arcade action, simulation and strategy 
are all combined in Debut, according to Pando- 
ra, and you should be able to test their claim 
early in the New Year. Finally from Pandora 
there's Gakfregon's Domain, a role-playing simu- 
lation in wNch you, as a barbarian hero, go in 
search of five gems. ST and Amiga versions are 
due any day now, with Amstrad and Spectrum 
versions planned for the lirst part of 1989; 
there's no target date set tor the C64 version. 

COMPUTER MANIACS 

The Domark team leap into 1939 with their 
Tengen coin-op deal (see News, last issue) 
which should start producing results in the 
Spring, and of course the wacky and zany Spif- 
fing Image beat-ern-up is due to arrive in good 
time to find its way into Christmas stockings 
throughout the land. 

If boring old 1989 Transporter's Diaries 
are all your maiden aunties buy you at Christ- 
mas, and you own a C64, Spectrum or 
Amstrad, why not drop some strong hints about 
the cassette-based Computer Maniac s 1989 
Diary this year? Another piece of witty software 
from the Twits. 

CLOSING ON CONSOLE THOUGHTS 

Finaify, on the console front, Sega have been 
fairly active of late introducing a batch of games 
(reviewed in SCREENTEST, save Double Drag- 
on which came at Single Speed, arriving too 
late for review). Not to be outdone, Nintendo 
are making a new push into the UK market this 
Christmas and plan to release between two and 
four games per month throughout 1989. Apart 
from the the Nintendo games reviewed this 
issue, look out for Gradius, Top Gun, Casffeva- 
nia and Gooses tf in tine near future. Meanwhile, 
if you're thinking about splashing out on a con- 
sole this Christmas, 
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Welcome to the biggest Screen Test section ever. We said that last 
month, and after adding even more extra pages we're saying it again. 

The peak selling period of December and January is about to 
begin - even with our huge preview section, we stiFI had to up the size 
of Screen Test again to cope with the volume of new releases. 

Which game is going to top the charts over the festive season? 
Hard to tell, but as you might expect Thunderblade and After 
Burner are both hot contenders, reviewed this issue, but WEC Le 
Mans could give them a good run for their money. As we went to 
press, WEC Le Mans hadn't made it out of the Ocean Pits, so it 
remains an unknown quantity. 

Two original titles, Batman and Total Eclipse get Ace Rated this 
month. It's good to see that originality is far from dead in the wake of 
arcade conversions. 

It's worth repeating last month s message, once again: it's the 
biggest and it's full of the best - enjoy! 




THE RATINGS 



HOW THEY'RE CALCULATED..* 

II you buy a game, how much enjoyment wiN 
you gel out ol it, and for how Jong? Jusl check 
cui our revolutionary PIC (Predicted Interest 
Curve! lor the full story. Brilliant arcade games 
start high on trie curve, and then steadily lail 
orf as you lose interest: powerful puzzle games 
may ride the crest of the curve for months - 
but Ihe moment you solve them they'll come 
tumbling down; complex stralegy games may 
Stump you at lirst - but climb up the scale as 
ycu begin to appreciate the scope of :ne 
oamep<ay. And as for the turkeys - (hey start 
low., stay tow. and have nowhere to go but 
down, down, down, 

Once you've seen how long ihe game can 
hold your attention, all you need to glance at rs 
Ihe renowned ACE RATING. This ir. calculated 
according to the area under the PIC. The big- 
ger it is, the better ihe game. Add to that our 
definitive ratings for IQ Factor {will it give your 
brain cells a work-out?) and Fun Factor - a 
measure of instant appeal and exhsiaralion as 
you dive into the game, Then there's the 
ARCADE ACCURACY rating, used where 
appropriate, to report on how good a fob the 
programmers have done with the conversion 
job on a game that began life in the coin-op 
arcade. Of course, we rate the Graphics and 
Audio effects too.. .for EVERY machine the 



game's available on, giving the lull picture, no 
matte r which machine you own 

WHY YOU CAN RELY ON THEM... 

The ACE reviewing team covers a broad spec- 
trum of computer entertainmeni talent. Andy 
Wilton - now moved on to be permanent tech- 
nical wizz on our sister magazine PC Plus - is 
as handy with a smart bomb as he is with hex- 
adecimal. Andy Smith wouldn't know hexadec- 
imal from a hole in the ground, but can wipe 
the lloor with any number of alions. Bob Wade 
(ex- Personal Computer Games, Zzap'64 and 
Amstrad Adian) has played more computer 
games than any sane person ought lo. Add 
Steve Cooke (ex-PCG and formerly columnist 
tor magazi'iea ranging from Zzap!64 to Your 
Sinclair) and couni in our new Editor. Graeme 
Kidd. who has over five years' worth ol profes- 
siora replaying under his ample belt, and 
you've got age and experience as weN as 
youthful enthusiasm. 

Every game on the following pages has 
been seen by all of us. We compare notes, 
express differing opinions, and only then do 
we decide who's lo take final responsibility for 
getting our views into prim. What follows, then, 
isrrt jusl a collection of casual comments, but 
the definitive ACE verdict on this month's soft- 
ware. We've checked il out - now you can too. 



INDEX 

ACE RATED 

91 BATMAN Ocean 

86 TOTAL ECLIPSE Incentive 

REVIEWED 

54 AFTER BURNER Activision 
72 BLACK ORCHID 
Mundane 

68 ESPIONAGE Grandsiam 
98 FIST + Firebird 

64 GUERRILLA WAR imagine 
70 HELLFIRE ATTACK Martech 

105 LAST NJNJA 2 System 3 
58 LIVE AND LET DIE 

Domork/Efite 

106 NINTENDO GAMES 

111 PACMANIA Grandsiam 
64 POWERSTYX Axxiom 
86 PUFFY'S SAGA Ubisoft 
80 RAC RALLY Mandarin 
B3 RETURN OF THE JEDI 
Domark 

69 RISK Leisure Genius 
103 ROBOCOP Ocean 
98 SAVAGE Firebird 
76 SEGA GAMES 

80 SUPERSKILLS Grerniin 

70 TANK ATTACK CDS 

98 TECHNO COP Grerniin 
56 THUNDERBLADE US Goid 
68 TRIVIAL PURSUIT Domark 
63 TURBO CUP Loriciels 
72 UGH-LYMPICS 

Electronic Arts 
109 UMS- SCENARIOS 

Rainbird 

UPDATES 

58 FLYING SHARK Firebird 
109 UMS Rainbird 

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SUPPLEMENT 

1 1 7 Christmas Stocking Fillers 

Compilations overview, 
and the Best of Budget. 
129 Tricks 'N Tactics 

Including Michael Powell's 

guide to his smash hit 
game, POWER DROME r and 
Tony Crowther s guide to his 
levels of BOMBUZAL, 
aided and abetted by 
Mike Jordan of Mirrorsoft. 



Advanced Computer Eniertamment 53 





ARCADE ACCURACY 

It's fast, colourful and has. all the 
features of the arcade game that 
you could reasonably expect. 



COIN OP SCORE 8 



plane indicates where the machine gun is liring, 
and if an enemy plane wanders into the sight, it 
tacks on to the enemy plane. You then let loose 
with a missile which will rocket towards the tar- 
get - meanwhile, your small sight's still out in 
front so you can end up with half a dozen or 
more targeted enemy planes at once. 

Dealing with the enemy like that is not such 
a problem at the start of the game as long as 
your reactions are swift enough to bank left- 
right to awid the incoming missiles. The prob- 
lems start when enemy planes and enemy heat- 
seeking missiles start coming from in front and 
behind. The best way out of this hind of situa- 
tion is to start using the throttle control to 
speed away from (or slow down and sneak in 
behind) the enemy. In later stages the skies are 



ST - «tag» on* and toma enemy plan** cents screaming past you. Oat em tn your 
sights and fire off a missile. 

AFTER BURNER 



ACTIVISION Lock On 

TA |f C a Same, almost any game, put it in a 
IMIYE | arge colourful and very animated 
cabinet then plonk it in an amusement arcade 
and what have you got? Large queues waiting 
lor their turn on the latest sure-fire arcade hit. 

After Burner was THE machine to play in 
the arcades earlier this year. It came in three 
versions: The upright cabinet, which is the stan- 
dard arcade machine, the sit-in version, which 
shook and rattled as you played, and the 
Deluxe version, which shook and rattled 
enough to knock your false teeth into your lap. 
Now Activision bring us the home micro ver- 
sions of the game - which come without a cabi- 
net, so you'll have to do your own gyrating con- 
sole impressions. 

The object of the game is very simple - fry 
your F-14 Thunder Cat through stage after 
stage of enemy territory and survive for as 
long as possible. Chances of survival are 
increased by shooting down as many of the 
enemy aircraft as you can before they shoot 
you. Your plane is armed with a continually 
front-firing machine gun and heat-seeking mis- 
siles. A small square sight just in front ol your 




Spectrum - powering through the canyon in Stag* eight. There are no enemy plana* to 
worry about as you blast everything on tha ground. Mind the wall* though! Far right - 
you're hit! You're going down! You've only get eight lives left! Oh no! 

Balow - C64 version,, notice how Mocky the graphic* are. 



RELEASE BOX 


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OUT NOW 


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JANUARY 


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OUT NOW 


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IMMINENT 


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54 Advanced Computer Emerta-n - u ■ t 



SCREENT 





RIPE FOR 
CONVERSION? 



The programming team who converted 
After Burner have done a first rate job 
- very little, if anything, has been left 
out and the game plays very well. The 
only problem is, was After Burner real- 
ly suitable for the home micro? Unlike 
R-Type, which is a challenging and 
enjoyable shoot- em -up, A.B. outside of 
Ihe sit-in cabinet is dull The cabinet 
made the game popular in the arcades 
and, without the fHls. ihe home com- 




empty of enemy craft and it's a simple case of 
blasting away at ground targets such as oil 
tankers and look-out towers - occasionally you 
have to do this whilst frying through a narrow 
canyon. 

Although your machine gun has an inex- 
haustible magazine arid keeps firing away hap- 
pily, the number of missiles is limited and 
should you be so foolish to use up all your mis- 
siles early on, you'll have to survive without 
them until the refuelling stage, when either a 
large tanker plane comes flying over and drops 
a cable which your plane attaches itself to auto- 
matically, or a landing strip comes into view 
and the plane lands and gets refuelled. 

After Burner is pure sky-high mayhem, "the 
ol' brain cells won't get a work-out but your joy- 
stick arm certainly will. It's playable stuff, but 
once the novelty has worn off you'll soon 
realise it is just a standard scrolling shoot-em- 
up with little in it to keep you interested and 
playing for any great length of time. 

• Andy Smith 



At th* start uf b naw stage on the 
arcade machine. 



purer versions are poor cousins, Oper- 
ation Wolf is another great arcade 
game, and although the coin -op fea- 
tured a huge rattling machine gun 
mounted on the front of the cabinet 
that couldn't be emulated on the home 
micro versions, the game itself was 
good, and a competent conversion 
that compensates for the lack of 
machine gun should be (and is) a 
good computer game. Can the same 
be said for After Burner? 



C64 VERSION 

The graphics are the worst of the bunch, They're 
colourful but very blacky - to the extent that it's 
often very difficult to see what is going on and 
where the missiles are coming from. The sound 
too is poor - the effects especially. 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



4 IO FACTOR 1 
3 FUN FACTOR 4 



ACE RATING 519 



SPECTRUM VERSION 

Great graphics, great gameplay and OK sound 
effects and music Unfortunately the game soon 
gets repetitive and you'll see your interest wan- 
ing fast. 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



JO FACTOR T 
FUN FACTOR 7 



ST - Blum! A missile hits home. Watch 
out for that Incoming missile at th* tap of 
the screen though or you'll go crashing to 
the ground. 




Blasting, off at th* atari of the game en 
the Spectrum. Tilt your chair back at you 
power skyward*! not toe far!]. 




Spectrum - In the thick of th* action. 
You're locked onto four plenes so lot 
thorn missile* tflyf 




He-fuelling and re-arming en th* Spec- 
trum. The player tak*s no part in this so 
it comes as a welcome break. 



ATARI ST VERSION 

The sound effects are good as are the graphics 
and gameplay. It s still not a stunning game though 
and you re liable to bored sooner rather than later. 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



I O FACTOR 1 
FUN FACTOR 6 



ACE RATING 687 



PREDICTED INTEREST CURVE 




ACE RATING 656 



Imin f hour 1d»y 1w*«h l month lyaar 

A standard arcade shoot-em- up. 



Advanced Computer Eniena rr n 55 



SCREENTEST 




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£19.99dk 




OUT NOW 


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£24.99dk 




IMMINENT 


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OUT NOW 


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IMMINENT 


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1 




Amiga preview shot - Hare's what the graphics look like. From the demos we've played Amiga preview *hot - keep firing! Keep 
it appears to play well too. Wait lor the update review In a future ACE. firing! 

THUNDER BLADE 



US GOLD go to the rotors 



' Christmas was US Gold's Out Run, 
and they're hoping to repeat the feat by tak- 
ing to the air this year. The competition is 
much hotter these days though - so have 
they managed to come up with the gameplay 
goods? 

To start wrth h the helicopter you fly is 
viewed from above, it sits on a roadway wait- 
ing to rise up and launch itself forward. Both 
speed and height can be controlled by the 
joystick, but it's easier to change speed 



straight on - bullets, buildings, trees and all 
It's still a matter of weaving through the 
buildings and flak, pouring high-explosive 
death at anything in the way. 

Stage three takes place out in the ocean, 
where the copter overflies a ship at a set 
speed, tt can still be moved all over the 
screen, but the height remains at a set level. 
As the ship scrolls by h gun emplacements 
come into view and are dealt with in the 
same manner as ground objects in stage 
one. 



SPECTRUM VERSION 

The graphics are fast and impressive, loads a! 
detail and meaty explosions. It's tough to see 
what s going or* in the head-on sequences, a. r d 
the colli^on detection is questionable at times. 
The chopper noise is acceptable and goes nicely 
with ttie bangs, and booms. 



GRAPHICS 8 IQ FACTOR 1 
AUDIO 6 FUN FACTOR S 

ACE RATING 793 




ARCADE ACCURACY 

Faithful reproduction of all the 
arcade features and admirably 
close graphics and gameplay. 



COIN OP SCORE 9 



using the keyboard. As you change height 
the chopper stays the same size, but the 
buildings, scenery and enemy weapons loom 
larger or shrink away - and very nice it looks 
too, 

As you rotor-motor over the ground there 
are buildings that have to be avoided and 
lots of tanks and helicopters letting fly with 
shellbursts. Bombs and bullets will put paid 
to them, but violent evasive action in all 
directions is essential. 

The second stage is just like the first, 
except for one crucial factor - the view is 
from behind the helicopter. Instead of every- 
thing passing by underneath it all comes 

56 Advanced Computer Entertainment 



SPEC - The final fortress la packed to the gunwale? with weaponry - an awesome 
pro&pect far your littla h«l icoptar. 




RIPE FOR 
CONVERSION? 



Thunder Blade is another coin -op 
that relies heavily on physical 
effects for thrilling and shaking up 
(ha player. Once again that all goes 
out the window for the computer 
versions, resulting in a loss of 
much of the adrenalin rush from the 
areata 

Having said that, it isn't in as 
difficult a position as After Burner 
because there's more variety and 
skill required in the game pi ay. The 
conversion is excelient, even on the 
humble Spectrum, but only time 
zwiil tell whether coin-ops are soon 
going to be completely impossible 
to convert. 




Approaching the fortress in the 
arcade game. 



(Above) Amiga preview shot - the game s not quite finished yet, so we haven t 
reviewed It. We couldn't resist printing ■ couple of shots to whet your appetite 
though.,. 







l£up 
PI 








> 

"1 : 


Li-"! 




C64 - 1. Those tanks look tiny but their firepower la deadly. 2. diving downward*, the 
detail increases an the tanks and the buildings loom threateningly near. 3. Two tanks In 
glorious close-up. 



Get as. far as stage four and the controls 
are exactly the same as stage one. However, 
things have been complicated by having to 
fly down a canyon. Clipping the walls with the 
rotor blades isn't very healthy and results in 
a large lump of scrap metal on the ground. 

There are 12 stages in all, and none of 
them are easy. Jets will fly across the screen, 
letting fly with everything they've got. Flotillas 
of boats will blast concentrated fire in similar 
devastating manner to the tanks. Head-on 
flights across open country will get increas- 
ingly hazardous for the health. Finally the tar- 
get of your destructive aspirations will appear 
- an enormous fortress tooled up with lots of 
deadly weapons. Just getting this far will be 
tough enough, and taking it out even harder. 

This is still a good shoot-em-up on com- 
puters as opposed to the coin-op. It lacks 
any strategy or depth, but you can t have 
everything. The switching of views and the 
types of problem that are thrown at you will 
provide no shortage of interest, 

• Bob Wade 



C64 VERSION 

Graphics are on the chunky side but move with 
speed. Much easier to tell wtiat's going on than 
on the Spectrum. Good music and effects too. 



GRAPHICS * IO FACTOR 1 
AUDIO T FUN FACTOR S 

ACE RATING 800 




1mm Ihour 14*v Ivrvek 1 month 1 war 

Bags of entertainment, blasting tin rough the 
stages. 



Affvancea Computer Enienammenl 57 



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FLYING SHARK 



ATARI ST •Firebird E24.99dk 

> a game that shoot-em-up 
* freaks really got their teeth 
into on the 8-t>it computers. ST owners might 
have given up hope of ever seeing their ver- 
sion but it's finally here. Has it been worth the 
wait, or will it be just another game forgotten 
about after Christmas morning? 

The 'Flying Shark' is a biplane that doesn't 
behave like anything out of Dawn Patrol or The 
Blue Max. It flies over a vertically-scrolling land- 
scape, blowing to bits the best the enemy has 
to offer. It can arm up with weapons that give it 




ARCADE ACCURACY 

Exceptionally good conversion that 
will delight the coin-op's fans. 



COIN OP SCORE 9 



ATARI ST VERSION 

Fantastic backgrounds and spritss. combined win 
OK scrolling, make this a great looking game. The 
accompanying muM and explosions rnaKe it sound 
good loo. 



GRAPHICS 9 IQ FACTOR 1 

AUDIO 6 FUN FACTOR 9 

ACE RATING 895 



a very impressive forward field of fire. The 
power-up capsules are obtained by shooting 
defenceless waves of planes. However, the 




ST - dattroy that wave of planes and col- 
l*ct th# po war-up &ymbol. 




UPDATE SPECIAL 



rest of the enemy isn't so helpless. 

First to be encountered are the groups of 
two or three planes that loose off shells at you 
and can crash into you as well. Then there are 
tanks which take two hits to destroy - the first 
taking out the turret and the second finishing 
the job. Gunboats, too, take two hits. 

From there on things just get tougher ■ mul- 
tiple hit gun emplacements, massive ships and 
aircraft carriers, and ever more complex lines 
of defence. Smart bombs come m handy, but 
survival depends on hanging onto the extra 
weapons. Lose one life and it's something of a 
lost cause. 

A smashing shootem-up that verges on being a 
bit too difficult. 

• Bob Wade 



PREDICTED INTEREST CURVE 




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ST - grab that B and you'll have an extra 
smart bomb (very handyll* 



Highly addictive and very lOUgh 



LIVE AND LET DIE 

ELITE and DOMARK join forces 




C$4 - that helicopter has Just dropped 
soma valuable fuel and ammo into the 
water for you. 



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JIMMY Borkd s bdCh< Having survived the 
lillfim I mayhem 0 f The Irving Daylights 

(doesn't he always?) he's ready for some fresh 
adventures, this time based on an earlier film. 

Ln/e and Let Die, the computer game, 
draws its inspiration from the speedboat 
sequence from the film, and as Bond you've 
got to thwart the evil plans of one Dr. Kananga. 
This rogue is planning to flood the US with 
heroin that he cultivates on his Caribbean 
island of San Monique. To foil him you have 
climb aboard your speedboat and travel along 
a waterway in Florida, avoiding various obsta- 
cles including mines, rocks and riverside gun 
emplacements, before reaching the refining 



C64 VERSION 

Fast, colourful graphics and good gameplay 
make Ihis an enjoyable game to play. You'll have 
fun getting to know the courses - but with only 
four, that won 't take too Inng. 



GRAPHICS 
AUDIO 



B IQ FACTOR 2 
70 FUN FACTOR 8 



ACE RATING 723 



plant and destroying it with a missile. 

Before attempting this, it's best to get 
some training under your beit on the three 
practice courses. 

How far you progress in the game not only 
depends on how many times you get killed, but 
how much fuel you have as well. Fuel canms- 
ters in the water need to be collected as you 
go - tine faster the boat travels the Jess fuel it 
uses, so don't rely on taking things easy, 

Live and Let Die. is a curious mix of game 
styles. It's a lot like Buggy Boy on water (not 
really that surprising, considering Elite pro 
duced both games), but there's a bit of Out 
Ran and Road 8/asters in there too. More 
courses would have been appreciated, but the 
game plays well and is a tough challenge, 

• Antfy SiTHitfi 



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A game of deadly conflict, strategy 
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Based on probably the world's most 
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The other cars are much more likely to 
cause problems than the roadside obstacles, 
because they tend to weave across the track 
at just the wrong moment. Just bumping a car 
is not always disastrous - quick reactions usu- 
ally allow the resulting spin to be controlled. 
Rear-end another car though, and you re m big 
trouble: the car goes bouncing all over the 
track before coming to rest, which loses vital 
seconds that are very hard to recover. 

A neat feature of the game is the way in 
which other cars can be prevented from over- 
taking if you weave all over the road - it's not 
cricket, out it does work! Cornering correctly is 
vitally important; go too slowfy round a corner 
and valuable time is lost, go too fast and you're 
likely to spin off - again losing time. To put in 
anything like a decent time takes practice and 
a sound knowledge of the circuit. 

Turbo Cup doesn't offer many courses, but 
it does have a choice of several gear changing 
options. Fancy an automatic gearbox that 
leaves you to concentrate on accelerating, 
braking and steering? No problem. Fancy indi- 



On the starting grid at tha Dijon circuit, 
A good start 1$ essential, » keep an oya 
on the light*. 

RFNF Metge ma ^ not b * as famt,us 0vcr 

•■CUC here as say. Nigel Man sell, but in 
France he's a big cheese on the driving circuit, 
Rene specialises in driving Porsches - 944 
Turbo Porsches. French software house 
Loriciels like Porsches. They also like Rene, 
which is why they've got him not only to 
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The perspective chosen for the game is great, 
along with the graphics, scrolling and sound 
effects, All in all ttiis is a terrilic driving game that 
Ml keep you entertained for a long time A shame 
then that its potential wasn't fully realised 



GRAPHICS 8 IO FACTOR 2 
AUDIO A FUN FACTOR 8 

ACE RATING 796 



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Great fun, but lacks variety. 




TURBOCUP 



LORICIELS step on it 

based on France's popular series of 944 Turbo 
Cup races. 

The player competes m lour races, each at 
a different track. The real races last two days - 
practice takes place on the first day, and the 
race proper starts on the second. In Turbo 
Cup you get a practice lap of the course, which 
determines your grid positfon for the two-lap 
race that follows. Obviously, the object is to 
get round the circuit as fast as possible, so it s 
a jolly good idea to avoid crashing into the 
other cars or roadside obstacles. 



On the Paul Ricard circuit, You always 
coma off worst when you rear-end the 
other cars. 



eating a gear change by pressing the fire but- 
ton on the joystick? Again, no problem. There's 
even the option to use the fire button as the 
clutch, which means the joystick handle is used 
as if it were a real gear stick - hold trie fire but- 
ton, move the joystick to the correct position 
and release the fire button. All this while con- 
centrating on accelerating, braking and steer 
mg and keeping an eye out for the other cars... 

Loriciels have produced a great driving 
simulation in Turbo Cup. The competition is 
tough, the courses vary in difficulty and the 
gear change options add some lasting interest. 
Unfortunately, they don't add enough to com- 
pensate for the limited number of courses or 
the annoyingly short races, 

• Andy Smith 




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Get a qix out of AXXIOM 

Al Y was one of the most original titles in 
the arcades when it appeared ■during 
the early 80s. ft was one of those unique con- 
cepts that appeared in the early days - one of 
a number of games that used just one screen, 
didn't have great graphics, but had sparkling 
garneplay 

This isn't a faithlul reproduction, but has 
the same central idea which calls for the player 
to close off a chunk of the screen in order to 



AMIGA VERSION 

The backgrounds related by filling n bones builc up 
to lovely pictures. The musK: is horrrtly repetitive- and 
the rest of the graphics, and effects are ordinary. 



GRAPHICS G IQ FACTOR 
AUDIO 3 FUN FACTOR 

ACE RATING 621 



progress to the next one. Controlling a cursor 
that starts at the edge of the screen, and 
which can move into the centre drawing a line 
behind it, the aim is to draw a line that enclos- 
es part of the screen. When the line joins back 
up with the edge or another line, the area 
enclosed is filled with part of the main back- 
ground picture. 

Two main hazards have to be contended 
with in the quest to enclose and fill 75 per cent 
of the screen. Two skulls circle the unfilled area 
of the screen, following the edges and destroy- 
ing the cursor on contact. A swirling chain of 
objects bounces around the screen, remaining 



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GUERRILLA WAR 



IMAGINE S armed resistance 

LIDCIWI j 0S t marines is a 

pretty tali order. Even if they are equipped with 
all the guns, grenades, bazookas, flamethrow- 
ers and tanks available, it's still going to be a 
battle against the odds - the enemy forces are 
well-equipped and are often found welklug-in. 

Play is very much in the Ikart Warriors and 
leathernecks death-dealing mould, with lots of 
vertical scrolling and hammering away at ene- 
mies coming on from the top and sides of the 
screen. The simultaneous two-player option 
(where you can't shoot one another) leads to 
faster progress m the mission, but the need for 
co-operation brings its own problems. 

Fighting through the live levels you 
encounter riflemen, troops throwing grenades, 
tanks, men with flarnethowers and bazookas 
and then a large enemy at the end of each 
stage that takes multiple hits to destroy. 





ARCADE ACCURACY 

Its about the best you can expect 
out of a Spectrum,, but it doesn't 
convey everything the arcade 
does 



COIN OP SCORE 6 



Sp*ctram - close to a tank which can be 
commandeered. Watch out for soldier* 
throwing the grenades that are exploding 
on the right O* the screen. 



Bazookas and flamethrowers dropped by 
dead soldiers, can be collected and used, and 
it is possible to clamber into abandoned tanks 
and drive around. Tanks have excellent firepow- 
er, and make blasting through walls, fences 
and sandbags much easier, 

There's nothing here we haven't seen m 
previous Commando derivatives, but the ele- 
ments are combined to make a tough game, 
Plenty of action for jungle-hungry combat veter- 
ans to fight their way through. 

♦ Bob Wade 




Amiga: - complete the first screen and 
you're rewarded with this pretty picture 
of a cool dude resting on his car. 

harmless until you start drawing a line. If the 
chain touches the line being drawn by the cur- 
sor before a section of screen is salely boxed 
in, then a life is lost and the cursor returns to 
the point from which you started drawing the 
line of death. 

Bonuses fly across the screen and confer 
such things as extra speed, time freeze, level 
skip or an instant death when touched by the 
cursor. On subsequent screens, the edge-fol- 
lowers get faster, making it much tougher 
when you've only got a small amount of screen 
left to enclose. 

A simple, addictive game that doesn't quite 
match up to Qix, but still proves tough to put 
down. 

♦ Bcd WadB 



SPECTRUM VERSION 

Lots of detasl to the graphics, although the bullets 
can be hard to spot in the thek ol the action. 



GRAPHICS 7 IQ FACTOR 2 
AUDIO 3 FUN FACTOR 7 

ACE RATING 704 



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Ad Actively frustrating, talking off somewhat 
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pianet to plane t in the Station duster. Your mission is to 
stop the spread of the plague before it's too late. 

• Drone flight patterns that you can program to soak up energy from the city below 

• Carefully-designed instrument panel - to help you plan your strategy 

• Your performance analysed to show your strengths and weaknesses 

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werve in an exhilarating arc, battling 
for control of your ghostly fighter, as you 
seek to dominate the skies, 

Landscapes of the alien world flash by 
in a blur of multicoloured iridescent 
hues. 

Your finger moves to the phalanx 
missile button as the first wave of 
Echelon Destroyers scream towards you, 
their cannons blazing in anger. The flash 
of orange and red and the breathtaking 
thud of a massive Shockwave signals your 
first kilt. Sparks spray from your glowing 
wingtips as you accelerate into a 
mindwarping dive. Can you make it over 
the first landmass, and if so, what further 
dangers await you? 

PHANTOM FIGHTER is a stupendous, 
state of the arts seek and destroy arcade 
combat game, 

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dealings are afoot in the 
murky world of international 
spying. Which is P of course, perfectly true, but 
the spying theme has nothing to do with this 
game. H anything, the scenario serves to com- 
plicate matters unnecessarily so let's forget 
the cloak and dagger stuff and get down to the 
board game. 

rt's basically a cross between chess and 
draughts, with a more intricate playing area 
and a different game objective. Up to four play- 
ers can take part, any or all of which can be 
controlled by the computer. Facn player con- 
trols three types of pieces - or agents: six 
couriers that move diagonally like bishops in 
chess, four secret agents that move like 



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C64 VERSION 

The graphics and sound effects are on the mini- 
mal side, but this doesn't realty make much differ- 
ence to the game. 



GRAPHICS 3 IO FACTOR S 
AUDIO 2 FUN FACTOR 6 

ACE RATING 780 




queens and two surveillance agents that move 
like rooks. 

At the start, in the detente phase, players 
distribute their 12 agents across the board. 
There is no preset arrangement for pieces, so 
setting up the board at the start is an impor- 
tant element of gameplay. The overall aim is to 
end up with the most money - cash is earned 
by retrieving microfilms from the middle of the 
board and getting them back to your base, and 
also by capturing agents. Agents can be cap- 
tured and removed from play in much the same 
way as pieces are taken in draughts. 

A few games will be needed to appreciate 

C64 - dotante It over and raw th« cap- 
turing begins. If you find it difficult to dis- 
tinguish betwHn the pieces, you van 
worn in pn the board for a clearer view. 



SPECTRUM VERSION 

Functional graprncs and minimal sound effects. 



GRAPHICS 3 IO FACTOR a 
AUDIO 2 FUN FACTOR C 

ACE RATING 7BO 



the tactics required, but play is very involving 
and enjoyable once you've learnt the rules. The 
computer opponents arent that skillful, but 
they provide reasonably testing opposition. 

• Bob Wade 



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1mm Ihour Tday Iwi-i-h lmnnih lyciir 

Confuting at firsl bul turns jrlo a very absoihing 
tactical game. 



TRIVIAL PURSUIT 

A NEW BEGINNING 



DOMARK's new beginning 
HAVING cleaned up with the lnviul Pu - 

■ ■Mwiim suit licence once already, 
Domarfc are clearly intent on milking it for all it 
is worth. (And why not?) This new version isn't 
the familiar board game that was imitated first 
time round, but an attempt at making the basic 
game more computer-orientated. 

Play is still based on answering trivia ques- 
tions, but the action is transferred to a 'save 
the world in deep space' scenario Up to six 
players can take part in a trip through si* galax- 



ies on a journey to the world of Genus II. 

In each galaxy one planet contains an 
obiect After landing on a planet you are asked 
a question: get it right and you destroy the 
planet (or collect an object if one is present} 
before moving on to another planet; fail and it's 
the next player's turn. 

After collecting the six objects, the six 



AMIGA VERSION 

Graphics and sound effects are okay. The pianer 
scenery is pretty but there s not much in the way 
af animation. 



GRAPHICS 6 IO FACTOR 6 
AUDIO 2 FUN FACTOR 6 

ACE RATING 614 



elders on Genus II each ask you a question, 
One of them asks the 'ace' question - get Hie 
right answer, and you have won. 

This is hardly a revolutionary new style for 
trivia, but if you liked the first one you'll like the 
sequel. 

• Bob Wade 



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Never very new or exciting, but contains lost 
more trivial entertainment. 




CrtJIE POSITION FOR 
fltiHOOfl - REP flfihlES 



Th* information screen that a player can 
Call up to see how well he is doing - and 
how well everyone else is faring in the 
quest for world domination, .* 

WU AT more could a megalomaniac want 
IT nttl than Wj>r | d domination? (A whole lot 
of money to spend as well perhaps?) There's no 
money in this conversion of the hugely popular 
board game so that just leaves the world to con- 
quer. Up to six players, computer or human, can 
compete for control of the 5Ck)dd countries 
that make up the world. 

At the start, players diwy up the countries - 
or the computer can be told to dish out coun- 
tries at random - and then each player takes it 
in turn to distribute armies. Now comes the 
attacking phase. Whoever starts is awarded 
extra armies, the number depending on how 
many countries the player owns. If the player 
has total control over a continent, extra armies 
above the normal rate are supplied, in propor- 
tion to the size of the continent held. Then the 
new armies are stationed and attacks mounted 
on neighbouring countries, one at a time. An 
invasion requires at least two armies to mount. 

Battles are resolved by railing dice. The 
number of dice rolled depends on the number of 
armies involved in the conflict - an attacker rolls 
two dice unless he has more than two armies 
attacking, in which case he can roll three. The 
defender always rolls two dice, arid goes first. 

The values showing on each die are used to 
decide the fate of armies - the defender always 
wins ties. For instance, if the defender rolled a 
one and a four and an attacker with four armies 
rolled a two ones and a six, the defender would 
lose an army (the attacker's six beats his four) 




RISK 



LEISURE GENIUS on the campaign trail 



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and the attacker would lose an army (the 
defender's advantage means his one beats the 
attacker's ones). 

The battle continues until either the attack- 
ing forte is reduced to one army or the defend- 
er is booted out of the country, in which case 
the attacker moves some of hrs armies into the 



The red p layer prepares tp launch an 
attack on Great Britain from Scandi- 
navia. I Inset] Britain fall after the first 
dice throw, Tha rod player moved two 
arm las. In and* decided to end the turn 
with a free move which means he can 
■nova armies front any territory Into an 
adjacent territory. The red player is now 
in a strong position to capture the rest of 
Europe. 




conquered country and can either continue the 
attack against another country or retire and col- 
lect a card. 

There are three types of card: artillery, cav- 
alry and infantry. Three cards of the same 'suit', 
or three cards,, one from each suit, count as a 
set. Sets are exchanged at the start of an 
attack phase for extra armies. 

All the features of the board game have 
been included, and the computer version plays 
well. Risk never was a complicated game, and 
seasoned strategists will find it too simplistic 
and too reliant on luck to really test them. For 
everyone else though, it's an easy and enjoyable 
entertainment which you'll come back to time 
and time again. 

• Andy Smith 



C64 VERSION 

The wrap-round world scrolls fru&tratingly slowly, 
and the dice rolling sequence would have benefit- 
ed from being more rapid, but apart from that rt 
plays well and will keep you (and many of your 
friends) happy for months to come. 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



7 IQ FACTOR 5 
HiA FUN FACTOR 7 



ACE RATING 840 



PREDICTED INTEREST CURVE 





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Easy and enjoyable, you'll be playing this for a 
long lime to come. 



Advanced Computer Entertainment 69 




SCREEN TEST 



TANK ATTACK 



Boardgame Blitzkreig from CDS 

CO I I OU/IMO on * rom * e success 

rULLUYlinU 0 f their first comput- 
er-moderated boardgame, Brian Ctough's 
Football Fortunes, CDS are now taking trie con- 
cept into the strategy/wargame market. 

rank Attack comes complete with a fold- 
out board which features a hex map presented 
in board-wargarning style. Four countries are 
represented, and the play area includes a vari- 
ety of terrain - rivers, lakes, forests, moun- 
tains and towns. 

Two, three or four human players can set- 
tle round a table with the computer and do bat- 
tle - the number of players doesn't affect the 




C64 - the animated battle sequence* At 
the toot of the screen are the control 
icons, from left to right: Move, Fir* on 
Enemy HO, Fire en Enemy Unit, Go to 
Next Flayer s Turn + 




The Tank Attach board, with unit* in 
petition.*. 



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C64 VERSION 

The graphics and sound effects are adequate 
rather than flas-hy - but then the real display arid 
action is on the board. All versions will appear 
remarkably Similar, with 16-bit machines offering 
slightly flashier presentation. 



GRAPHICS 3 IQ FACTOR & 
AUDIO 3 FUN FACTOR A 

ACE RATING 743 



basic gameplay, but determines a pattern of 
alliances between the countries on the board. 

Once the nature of the basic conflict has 
been determined, the computer has to be told 
who is allied with whom, and then players can 
deploy their forces on the board. 

Four armoured divisions, each comprising 
four armoured cars and eight tanks, are sup- 
plied as small plastic playing pieces. Notches 
on the rear of a piece indicate the firepower of 
the unit it represents: there are two grades of 
armoured car and three grades of tank. 

The overall aim is to destroy the bases of 
opposing countries by moving armoured units 
within range and blasting the HQs to 
smithereens - but first hostile territory has to 
be covered and opposing forces destroyed 
while defending your own base. The computer 
acts as game moderator,, deciding the out- 
come of fire-fights, keeping track of the status 
of each of the forces locked in combat and pro- 
viding a bulletin after each completed round. 

At the start of a turn, a computerised die is 
cast which determines how many movement 
units a player can use. After moving the player 
can opt to start shooting at forces that are in 
range by clicking on the appropriate window on 
the turn screen Moving a pointer allows the 
allegiance of the target and its distance from 
the firing unit to be input to the computer, and 
both sides then have to reveal the firepower 
and armour of the two units about to be locked 
in combat. While a light armoured car can take 
out a battle tank, the odds are against it.. 

If the attacker confirms the order to fire, a 
short animated sequence follows, in which the 
attacker and attacked units trade a single shot 
before the computer reports on the outcome. 
Sometimes, a unit may be damaged but capa- 
ble of being repaired or rebuilt, in which case 
the player can remove it to the appropriate 
depot where it remains until the computer 
allows it back into play. A unit is removed from 
the board rf it is destroyed. 

Tank Attack doesn't appear to have the 
intricate decision-making systems that would 
satisfy a wargaming purist, relying fairly heavily 
on ruck, but there is plenty of opportunity For 
modifying attack and defensive strategies. A 
good game for sitting around having fun . 

• Graeme Kidd 




■CHI IStMTSfS 
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Blasting away on level two* These 
incoming missile* should pose you a few 

problems-, but it doesn't take long to 
learn how to dodge them. They then 
become more of a nuisance than threat 
and that adds nothing to the game's last- 
ing Interest, 

HELLFIRE 

ATTACK 

High-flying flames from 
MARTECH 

LOOKS llke After B u ™e r and plays like it 
Is Wfw l00 major difference is that 
instead of a plane you're frying a helicopter. 

The graphics are disappointing because the 
scenery scrolls by m rows, looking like card- 
board cut-outs. The attacking craft can be blast- 
ed with cannon fire or homing missiles, but 
have rockets of their own. The problem is that 
avoiding them is a rather simple manoeuvre. 

It's another game that fairly accurately 
reproduces what there is in the arcades, but 
wasn't really much of a game in the first place. 

• Bob Wade 



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ACE RATING 554 



l«nin Ibouf %4»v 1 week 1 month tyvpr 

An enduring game; one thai titters an opportunity 
lor people to have Tun together. You'll come back 
lo H from time (c- time lor ages. 



THE ARCADE GAME OF THE YEAR 







SCREENTEST 



BLACK ORCHID 



Another MUNDANE morning 




The Benign and Malign farces. movA In for 

Hi* MIL- 



ATARI ST VERSION 

The graphics are colourful but the sound effects 
are dull. Black Orchid is a simple, playable fanta- 
sy-wargame that's best enjoyed with a human 
opponent. 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



7 IQ FACTOR 4 

5 FUN FACTOR 6 



ACE RATING 643 



CTAEE problems are always worrying. 
* ■ Fortunately the staff in The Black 
Orchid is a thing and not people. The staff still 
causes problems, because it's broken in two, 
and the forces of Good and Evil are about to 
start slugging it out in an attempt to gain con- 
trol of the other side's piece. 

Why all the fuss over a staff? Because it's a 
magical one that allows whoever is holding it 
full control over the elements. At the start, the 
two halves are kept under lock and key in each 
side's citadel: the only way to gain the power 
of the staff is to capture the other piece. Two 
people can wrangle for the staff, or a single 
player can take on the computer. 

Play begins with neither player controlling 
characters or armies - each player controls 
just one of the 21 sectors that make up the 
island over which the conflict ranges. Money 
has to be spent to recruit characters and 
troops to your cause, and the amount available 
to spend fluctuates, depending on which and 
how many sectors of the island you control. 
After spending money, characters and troops 
are deployed by the player in his sector and 
then it's on to the movement phase, Armies 
and characters can onfy move into adjacent ter- 
ritories r and move once per turn. 

Combat is resolved after a move, and then 
the whole process starts again. Over 60 indi- 



vidual characters wander across the island, 
each with differing attributes that effect their 
combat efficiency and other factors. As with 
most fantasy games, magic plays an important 
part and there's an impressive list of spells to 
hit the enemy with - providing sufficient magic 
points have been accumulated. 

The computer opponent is weak, even on 
the higher of the two settings, and the game is 
far too simplistic and limited to really test pow- 
ers of strategic planning. Tussle with a friend 
for the staff, though, and play becomes Involv- 
ing and fun. 

• Andy Smith 



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Go clubbing with ELECTRONIC ARTS 

GRONK Glunk ' Crudla - Thafc Ugha and 
WriVllIm Vincent are not names that 

spring immediately to mind when you think of 

the world's top sports personalities. They are 

however, the stars of the six-event Neanderthal 

CHympics. 

If you're thinking of the usual 100m dash, 
or 4)t400m relay, forget it, The events here are 
unlike anything you ve seen bet ore. 

Mate Tossing is the first event (not as 
offensive as dwarf-throwing, but a sport that 
would be frowned on by today's Modern 
Woman). By rotating the joystick - slowly at 
first then increasing the speed, your character 
starts to go into a spin with his mate (he holds 
her by the feet). Press the fire button aid she 
goes sailing through the air. A straight waggle- 
em-up follows, as you try to run away Irom a 
hungry sabre-toothed tiger. Survive that and it's 
waggle time again in the fire-lighting contest. 

After starting a good blaze, it's on to a 
nice spot of Clubbing. A straightforward beat- 
envup set on top of a high platform, clubbing 
simply involves bashing your opponent until he 
falls off the platform or runs out of energy. With 
no respect for historical accuracy, caveman 
meets dinosaur in the last two events. Dmo 
Racing calls for Lester Piggot type skills - you 




The Dino Vaulting event- it looka Ilka 
drank is about to flo into early retirement! 



sit astride a dinosaur waggling the joystick to 
make it run, hitting the fire button at the right 
moment to make it jump obstacles. 

The caveman competition finally ends with 
a game in which a hungry dinosaur lurks on the 
screen, and contestants have to pole vault over 
it in order to survive. 

Caveman Ugh-Lympics is full of humour 
and is great fun to play - especially with a 
group of friends. The events are not hard to 
master though; once the novelty has worn off 
you're left with a standard multi-event waggler, 

• Andy Smith 



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The graphics are big and colourful. The game- 
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able. A fun. game to play, and one that is bound 
to appeal to younger games players. If you're 
looking for a serious long-term sporting chal 
lefige, you're probably better of I with something 
else. 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



IQ FACTOR 2 
FUN FACTOR 7 



ACE RATING 689 




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Saga - blasting helle Dpters. in the over- 
head view stage. 




Sega. - in the second stage* the tanks 
gat meaner, but the helicopters nose no 
threat at all 



to be confused with the home com- 
puter versions which are being han- 
dled by US Gold, this oflers the same combina 
tion of two types of shoot-em-up, in which you 
view the helicopter from behind or above. 

Beginning with the overhead view, waves of 
helicopters and tanks appear from the top of 
the screen. The choppers just try to crash into 
you r except for one nasty guy who hovers on 
screen and rattles off masses of bullets. 

While weaving around blasting, watch out 
for the tanks which loose off the odd shot, 
Tanks need to be taken out by using the sec- 
ond fire button, which fires shells down to the 
ground. 

In the second section things work m a simi- 
lar manner, but everything is viewed from 
behind the copter. The tanks on the ground 
have much more deadly firepower, but on the 
plus side, the choppers can no longer crash 
into you. Enemy planes are thrown in for good 
measure, but only those that appear a little 
later on can do any shooting. 

Getting through the first two stages is a tall 
order, but the reward comes in the form of a 
nice easy strafing job on what looks like a large 
rocket. It isn't easy lor long,., a testing bit of 
obstacle dodging soon follows. 

The main problem is that play is far too dif 




ARCADE ACCURACY 

Surprisingly, this is not as close as 
the computer versions in some 
aspects of graphics and gameplay. 



COIN OP SCORE 5 



ficult. You can eventually learn the way through, 
but it takes many restarts, and ploughing 
through the same old start waves soon gets 
dull. 

• Bob Wade 



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PLENTY :r|ure hacl(in E aDout with 

1 ' swords In this one (and make 




Sega - ■ purple Cheshire cat waits to 
pounce from atop tha wall, while another 
hairy beast close* in from tha right 



no mistake). Armed with a cutlass, the Captain 
is off to fight anything fool enough to get in his 
way. 

The first level ^s just horizontally-scrolling 
combat - and the Captain has his hands full. 
Nasty, furry things charge at him, Cheshire 
cats leap off walls onto his head and a pied 
piper shoots killer musical notes.., 

When a baddie bites the dust it leaves 
behind a letter. Collect the letters that spell out 
'Captain Silver' and an extra life is yours. Other 
objects that can be collected, or bought at 
shops in exchange lor points, include additional 
firepower, jump height, shield and time. 

Firepower is the most important upgrade 
available, because it confers stars that can kill 
from a distance. As you get more tokens, the 
number of shooting stars increases, making 
the Captain's voNey of fire more effective. 

The range of adversaries and problems is 
extensive. This is the sort of game, like Golvel- 




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interesting by extre weapons, 



lius and Lord of the Sword, that the Sega lends 
itself to most easily. What is lacking is variety 
in the gameplay - the different cute graphics 
you encounter don't make amends. 

• Bra Wade 



76 Advanced Computer Entertainment 



GRAPHICS 7 IQ FACTOR 2 
AUDIO 6 FUN FACTOR 7 

ACE RATING 706 



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names feature on a 
very familiar game. 
All the street names are different from those 
you would expect to find on this classic board 
game, but the familiar layout is used. 



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The transition onto console has been 
achieved rather well, although there's the usual 
problem of not getting the whole board on 
screen with enough detail. However, the Sega 
saves you all that messing around with dice, 
money and title deeds. 

Up to 10 players can take part, any of 
whom can be controlled by the computer. The 
computer players have three skiJI levels, but 
the setting doesn't make too much difference 
to performance as the game relies substantially 
on the luck of the dice. 

The small board means it is difficult to 
know who owns what and what they've got on 
it. However, all this information is available via 
menus. You can't really go wrong with this one 
- nearly everyone likes Monopofy, 

• Bob Wade 



GOLVELLIUS 



COMBINED game styles strike agam 

as an arcade adventure 
is spiced up with scrolling platform action and 
shoot-em-up elements. 

The overall aim is to track down seven 
crystals and rescue a princess - ho-hum, how 
original. The action is more interesting, starting 
with a bit of horizontal scrolling in which a 




sword comes m handy to hack away at a few 
snakes and obstacles. 

This leads to some flick screens, where 
you can freely wander around, hacking away at 
insects, snakes and animals. On nearly all 
these screens a hole appears in the ground 
which can be entered. Peopfe willing to give or 
sell objects lurk in the holes - the gold needed 
for trade is acquired by killing things above 
ground. Getting objects like extra power units, 
shields and so on, is crucial. 

Enemies get harder to kill and objects hard- 
er to find further into the game. It all seems 
uninspiring at first but grows on you, not least 
because of the "continue game' option which 
allows the exploring to continue after a disas- 
ter. 

• Bob Wade 



PREDICTED INTEREST CURVE 



Saga - these snakes on the flick screens 
may not look as nasty, but they still hurt 
jrour power level If touched- 





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There's plenty to explore and do. wilh a reason- 
able r$nge of ercede sequences, 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



S 1Q FACTOR 3 
4 FUN FACTOR 6 



Sega - dping battle with a giant snake in 
the lint scrolling sequence. 



ACE RATING 741 



PREDICTED INTEREST CURVE 




Into Ihaur 1w«ek Imofilh lyear 

an exciling game but one that will last 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



3 IO FACTOR 6 
3 FUN FACTOR 5 



ACE RATING 712 



LORD OF 
THE SWORD 



HACK tnr0u 6^ an arc ade adventure 
, ** vr * where a trusty sword and bow are 
needed to fight off the enemy hordes. 

The quest is a fairly straightforward matter 
of battling along horizontally-scrolling land- 
scapes, mapping out how the locations con- 
nect and following the instructions provided at 
certain spots. Following instructions leads to 
vital objects and places. 

The attacking creatures sometimes need 
more than one hit to kill them, and behave m 
different ways - flying, jumping, hovering - and 
crouching is the only way to kill some of them. 

A continue option is offered here too, which 
makes it much easier to explore and work 
things out. Sadly, the gameplay lacks variety 
and the adventure element is restricted to map- 
ping a route. 




Imin Ihnur Idjy 1 wttk ImMlh 

Quickly becomes boring of wandering around. 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



6 IQ FAOTOR 2 
6 FUN FACTOR 4 



ACE RATING 412 



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MANDARIN'S muddy motoring 
CARS have beefl s P roiit ' n 8 a " sor ^ s °* 

VMrlW offensive weaponry lately, but RAC 
Rally is one race where you won't find any 
machine guns strapped to tne cars. The only 
add-ons available here are fog lamps, engines 
and other performance improvers. 

The raJly is composed of 15 stages, with 
three stages run in a day. After practising the 
stages in their groups of three, the rally as a 
whole can be tackled. 

As in real life, the stages take place under 
a variety of conditions and across different ter- 
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dark, and travel through forests and across 
mountains. Visibility is very bad in places 
because of the undulating, winding roads. Fast 
reactions are needed to cope with sharp bends 
that suddenly appear as you top the brow of a 
hill or race through the fog. 

During practice, money can be earned by 
answering some rallying questions correctly 
and prize money is won by gaming a place in 



I 



ATARI ST VERSION 

Graphics are okay, but the impression of mave- 
irant given by (he road could have been better, 
The engine noise isn't very convincing, 



GRAPHICS 6 IQ FACTOR 4 
AUDIO 3 FUN FACTOR £ 

ACE RATING 674 



the stages of the rally. Cash is used to repair 
the car, or to buy add-ons such as fog lamps, 
better engines or four wheel drive. 

This is basically Test Drive with a more 
undulating road and less traffic. As such it's 
good r and completing the whole rally is far 
from easy, 

• BobWade 



PREDICTED INTEREST CURVE 



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ST - Mind the trees collision* make a 
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Excitement tails off quickly, but the challenge 
remains strong. 



ATARI ST VERSION 

The graphics are fine, and the turvg that plays 
throughout is ojuite jolly. Fun stuff, but too easy to 
keep you interested for very tang. 



GRAPHICS 7 IQ FACTOR 1 
AUDIO 5 FUN FACTOR 6 

ACE RATING 594 



PROFESSIONAL 



footballers 
don't always 
lead the glamourous lives we read about Stay- 
ing fit for each match calls for hard work, and 
long training sessions are a must. 

Three main activities keep Mr Lineker fit: 
gym work-outs, ball control and field work. 
Gym Work is divided into four disciplines - 
weight training, push-ups, sauat thrusts and the 
monkey bars. In each 'event 1 Gaz works 
against the clock and either has to complete a 
set number of moves or cover a ore-deter- 
mined distance. Pulse rate and energy levels 
are displayed at the side of the screen, and as 
the work-out progresses,, the pulse rate 
increases and the energy level drops. Stopping 
to rest reduces the pulse rate, while taking a 
swig from a bottle of glucose boosts energy. 



GARY LINEKER S 

SUPERSKILLS 

Get in training with GREMLIN 



The ball control section simpty requires the 
hero to keep a football bouncing off different 
parts of his body. For example, Gaz may have 
to head the ball three times, bounce it on his 
left knee twice and then kick it with his right 
foot. Out on the footie field, a dribbling test 
requires the ball to be guided between a set of 
cones, then shots at goal follow. Finally, in an 
accuracy test Gaz tries to shoot the ball 
through some suspended tyres. All the events 
can be practised individually, or strung togeth- 
er in a 'designer training programme'. 

Despite the awful instruction sheet, Super- 
sWfls is very easy to master once you know 
what you're supposed to be doing.. Though 








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Super sMis is well put together and is fun to 
play, it won't take you long to burn out. Still, it's 
an improvement on the Lineker soccer game. 

• Andy Srnitfi 



SPECTRUM VERSION 

MurtWoad and slightly tougher to play than the ST 
version, there is too little in it to keep you interest- 
ed for long. 



GRAPHICS 7 lO FACTOR 1 

AUDIO 4 FUN FACTOR 6 

ACE RATING 590 



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TAPPING 



into the Star Wars trilogy of 
films has proved very lucra- 
tive for Domark, but unless Lucasfilm decide to 
make any more of the proposed mine films in 
the series, it looks like the gravy train ends 
here. The third game is also an arcade conver- 
sion, but unlike the first two, it isn't all done 
with vector graphics. 

The action is split into different stages in 
which you control a variety of machines including 
a Speeder, a Walker and the Millenium Falcon. 
All the sequences involve diagonal scrolling, as 
in the old classic Zaxxon, but the direction of 
scroll - from top left or tap right of the screen - 
varies according to the stage you're on. 

The first phase of every level involves 
whizzing tti rough the jungle on Speeders, To 
start with, the only problems presented are 




ARCADE ACCURACY 

An excellent conversion that gets 
very close indeed to Hie original 
coin-op. 



COIN OP SCORE 9 




ST - Speeder* flash past trees, and often Into them. An Ewok rope trap here will earn 
bonus paints if you go through it... and It might taka out a ■Jorrntrooper* 



RETURN OF THE JEDI 



DOMARK are back with the Force 




|Fwtt tt» left) *T - rumbling along in an Imperial Walker, watch nut for the logs that can 
bring It crashing to the around ; fly past Darin' • ship and lighter* to gat to the Death Star 
and when inside weave bet wean the red barriers to make It to the reactor. 



ATARI ST VERSION 

Scrolling is good for an ST, particularly consider- 
ing it's diagonal. The graphics are delightful, and 
the animation on Walkers and other objects is 
also good. The digitised speech is excellent and 
ingame effects are pleasingly violent and noisy. 



graphics b iq factor 2 
AUDIO 7 FUN FACTOR 9 

ACE RATING 854 



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trees and stormtroopers astride Speeder s. 
Troopers can be rammed into trees or shot if 
they're foolish enough get in front of you. Later 
Oft, traps set up by the Ewoks have to be avoid- 
ed - ropes strung between trees, log sandwich- 
es and hollow trees can all be negotiated for 
bonus points. 

On later levels the positioning of the trees 
and Speeders gets more difficult, and addition- 
al hazards appear, like Ewok hang-gliders that 
drop rocks across the path. At the end of the 
route a welcoming committee and a tasty 
bonus score await the hero's arrival. 

The second stage on Level One involves a 
trip in the Millenium Falcon to destroy a Death 
Star by blowing up its reactor. Weaving the Fal- 
con between barriers, with fighters in hot 
pursuit, the reactor at the end of the space 
assault course has to be blasted. Then it's time 
to fly back the way you came in order to escape 
the exploding Death Star. On subsequent levels 
the tunnel becomes even more deadly with 
more complicated barrier layouts, descending 
bars and gun turrets at the tunnel sides. 



From Level Two onwards an additional 
stage appears in between the Speeder and Fal- 
con runs. In the extra stage, control switches 
between a Walker making its way through the 
jungle and the Falcon attacking Darth Vader s 
ship. The Walker encounters log piles, rolling 
logs, other Walkers and rock hurling catapults, 
while the Falcon has a couple of fighters 
accompanying it as drones and has to battle 
fighters and the gun turrets on Vader' s ship. 

Bonus scores are given at the end of the 
first jungle stage, after the reactor has been 
destroyed and when the Death Star blows up. 
Big bonus scores are also on offer at the end 
of the first stage if the game is played at the 
Medium or Hard skill levels, which start you at 
levels Three and Five respectively. 

Jedr is a marvellous combination ol slick 
graphics, digitised film speech, blasting action 
and frantic flying. It has turned out as the best 
of the three Star Wars games because it lends 
itself more easily to computers, whereas the 
vectors were more of a coirwp speciality. 

• Bob wade 



PREDICTED INTEREST CURVE 




1rn n 1hi>m +dj*v 1 week ' month 'V'V 



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These screen shots represent the PC version. Other versions may differ, 




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Amstrad - that * your bi plan* parked outside the pyr 
Head rhrough ttie door to start Adventuring, 



amid at the start of the game. 



eclipse, and that means its the moon that is 
going to go boom, causing an awful lot of ife 
terminating problems for the people on Earth. 

Being a right little Indiana Jones, you've 
flown in by biplane to the pyramid and are 
going to have a crack at getting to the shrine 
and removing the curse. Ail before the eclipse 
happens and the tea gets cold in the pot. 

As well as the Freescape view of the sur- 
roundings, the main display contains a number 
of informative icons. The top ol the screen 
shows the number of Ankhs being earned 
(these ancient artifacts act as keys) and the 
value of treasure collected, and contains a pic- 
ture that shows how near the eclipse is, At the 
bottom of the screen a message window gives 
details of the location and reports on events as 
they happen, and below that is a watch that 
shows exactly how much time remains before 
disaster strikes, a water-bottle, a heartbeat 
meter, and a compass. 

There are a number of ways of goofing 
things up on the quest - such as running out of 
time, agitating your heart so that you have a 
heart attack, or encountering an instantly tern> 



TOTAL ECLIPSE 



INCENTIVE walk like an Egyptian 




©Anyone who hasn't heard of the 
Freescape programming sys- 
tem must have been living on 
the moons of Evath for the last 
18 months. In the hands of the 
creative team at Incentive it 
turns out solid 3D environments m which all 
manner of adventures have been taking place, 

Take a wander back in time to 1930, to a 
world m peril. Mankind is threatened by an 
ancient curse - if, at any time of the day, the 
sun is prevented from shining on an Egyptian 
shrine at the top of a pyramid, whatever pre- 
vents the light from reaching the shrine will go 
boom, Unfortunately there s about to be an 



nal trap. The heartbeat is speeded up by falling 
off things, running out of water or getting 
attacked by the automatic defence systems. 

The overall mission objective is to get to 
the shrine at the top of the pyramid, but in 



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Amilrad - inside the pyramid, Going from 
top to bottom you not totne idea of the 
massive range of views available as you 
wander about. 



Right - tha same view (different angle) on 
the Spectrum, It may not be as colourful, 
but It's as playable. 



86 Advanced Compter Eitetainment 




p_« m m r *»." ■** _"•<** 

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JLmstrad - could she be th* key to a puzzle? 

order to provide an ongoing measure of 
progress (and make the adventure worthwhile) 
treasure can be picked up along the way. 

Trie puzzles are similar in nature to those 
m Dn/Jer, but everything is much more com- 
pact. It s not a matter of exploring large open 
areas, but one of mapping a complicated maze 
Df rooms packed with objects. Much of the 
uneventful travel between places that you have 
in Driller and Dark Side is eliminated , concen- 
trating both the mind and gameplay. 

Your "interface with objects is again con- 
ducted in two main ways; shoot them or walk 
up to them. There s the same freedom of 
movement to look up and down, crouch or do 
V turns and there is also a handy option to re- 
orientate yourself to face forward - it saves a 
tot of time spent messing about after having a 



SPECTRUM VERSION 

The stippling, one colour eHecr has never been as 
etlectwe as the multi-colour modes of other ver- 
sions, out rt still looks good. Precious little in the 
way o( sound effects again. 



GRAPHICS 7 IQ FACTOR 7 



Th* number of 
AnkhEi in ypur pos- 
session. 




The amount of 
treasure you have 
collected hi far. • 



This icon shows 
how close the 
moon is to eclips- 
ing the sun, m 



The compass 
shows you in 
which direction 
you ere facing,* 



The watch show 
ing the time. The 
eclipse occurs at 
1 0am, 



Your water flask. 
It needs to be con- 
tinually refilled to 
keep you alive. 



Your heart. The 
taster it heats the 
closer you are to i 
cardiac arrest. 



AUDIO 



2 FUN FACTOR © 



ACE RATING 902 



AMSTHAD VERSION 

t\ the year or so that Freescape has been 
around nobody has come up wilti a competitor 
for its graphic style. It's as distinctive and 
impressive as ever. 



good look round a room. 

Trie early rooms are full of relatively easy 
puzzles to solve, getting you comfortably into 
the action. It's not just a matter of finding one 
correct solution either.,, there are a Dumber of 
ways of solving most situations, giving a wel- 
come flexibility to the gameplay. 

It's hard to go wrong with the Freescape 
system, which is ideally suited for producing 
absorbing games. Total Eclipse is nearer to a 
standard arcade adventure than the previous 
games in terms of exploration and puzzle solv- 
ing, and Freescape gives it the winning edge, 

• Bob Wade 



GRAPHICS S IQ FACTOR 7 
AUDIO 2 FUN FACTOR 6 

ACE RATING 907 



PREDICTED INTEREST CURVE 



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1 mm IN cur 1 day Iwtit 1 month IvMf 



Freescape isn't as initially exciting these 
days, but There's all the addiction and chal- 
lenge you can handle 



Advanced Computer Entertainment 87 





At tha start of Level Four. These switch- 
es above and to the left of Putty are 

important... 



...Oops? Puffy bounced onto the wrong bit 
and will not be able to get at any af the 
food on this level 



Pufyn's turn this lima. She's in training 
mod* (hence all those health points) and 
has managed to collect a tire pill. 



PUFFY'S SAGA 



UBI SOFT launch their invasion 



ZOMBI yn thc CPC hLHrdly made J&l Soft 

bvMDI a household name in the UK, but 

over the coming months the French software 
house hopes to change the position. 

Putty's Saga, the first of a series of forth- 
corning UK launches from Jbi Soft, is a Gaunt- 
tefrsh maze game in which yoj control either 
Puffy himself or his girlfriend Pufyn. Rushing 
around some 30 walled levels, the aim is to 
collect small brown balls and avoid nasties. 
Both characters look like small potatoes, but 
have different attributes. Pufyn, for example, 
can move quicker than Puffy, but has weaker 
firepower and tends to get fewer goodies. 

The nasties come in different shapes and 
sizes; some roam around the levels chasing 
you, while others remain stationary blasting the 
hero or heroine as they bounce past. Health 
points are reduced by contact with the 
denizens of the dungeon, so keep out of their 
way or shoot them before they touch you. 
Extra weapons are available, including super 
shots which greatly increase firepower, and 



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Et4.99dk 


JANUARY 


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JANUARY 





ATARI ST VERSION 

"Die graphics are cotourful and though the scrolling 
is a bit naff, the animation is good- The sound 
effects are wonderful as is Ihe digitised speech. 
Let's hope Utn Soft keep up the good work. 



GRAPHICS B 1Q FACTOR 6 
AUDIO B PUN FACTOR S 



AGE RATING 844 






SCORE- 


• 




5* 1 




extra speed which puts the character in athlete 
mode. To keep those health points up - they 
count down continually whether you bump into 
baddies or not - make sure to eat the food 
that's scattered around the place. 

All the brown balls on the current level have 
to be collected before access is gained to the 
next stage* This process would be a lot easier 
if all the brown balls were out in the open - 
some are hidden behind walls or in chests, and 
the only way to get at them is by collecting 
keys which open chests and certain walls, or 
by bouncing onto trip switches which open sec- 
tions of wall Hang around too long on a level 
though, and the walls start disappearing on 
their own, which is not usually a good tiling... 

A form of currency - Magic Goms - exists, 
and can be collected and used to buy extras. 
For the very reasonable price of one Gom, 
another hundred health points can be pur- 
chased or a swap effected between the two 
characters. 

Pufly's Saga is great fun to play - all the 
puzzles and traps mean it will take a long time 
to master. Then you can go back and do it at 
over again using the other character. 

• Andy Smiti 



PREDICTED INTEREST CURVE 





1 nun lhouf 1d»y Iwnk 1 month 1jp**r 

Humorous and challenging. 



Puffy «v running out of health points - he 
has got antra speed 1 ho ugh, so he may 
be able to got past those dragons and 
collect the food on the way- It might be 
an idea to trade in that Magic Com (blue 
ball below the keys) lor an extra hundred 
health points at this stage. 



88 Advanced Computer Entertainment 



Action Adventures 





Make Your Day! 



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action shoot- 'em -up adventure. Choose your weapon* 
use the Actionware LIGHT PHASER GUN m 3 your 
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an exciting action packed world! 

It's your choice . , . CAPONE" gangsters in Chicago, 
RO.IV/" enemies in Asia, CREATURE " aliens in 

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The Joker game - in living colour! 

®IMot a sequel to the Jon Rit- 
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Batman licences, the first in 
what is rapidly set to turn into 
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going to be Batman The Movie. 

This comic -strip style arcade adventure is 
essentially two games in one. One side of the 
tape has you up against arch-villain The Joker 
n a caper called A Fete Worse Than Death, 
and the flip side of the tape pits the player 
against The Penguin in A Bird In The Hand. In 
the Penguin game, the dastardly criminal plans 
to dominate Gotham City by unleashing an 
army of mechanical penguins that he s manu- 
facturing in an old umbrella factory. In the 
Joker game, Batman has to prevent bombs 
that hawe been placed under the Batcave from 
exploding while rescuing his youthful assistant 
Robin from trie clutches ol villains. 

Both adventures start at the Batcave. Tak 
ng control of Batman, you wander around the 
game area collecting items (which sit on the 
floor flashing), before using them in the correct 
locations in order to progress. An element of 
combat is involved, but true to the original sto- 
ries, no-one actually dies. 

There are two main screen displays, and 
pulling down on the joystick with fire pressed 
toggles between mem. In the main display 
mode, each location is viewed side-on, the size 
ol the display depending on the size of the 
location and whether there are any objects in 
it. Leaving a location causes another frame to 
be lad over the old one on-screen - this contin- 



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THE CAPED CRUSADER 

Batman licences? OCEAN Gotham... 



jes until you either use or pick up an object, 
when the overlays clear and the display starts 
afresh. The other main screen mode is the 
static utilities screen which reveals health, 
strength, stamina and so on. It also contains a 
group of icons including a use' icon and a 
drop icon, surrounded by the objects collect- 
ed on your travels. To use an object, select it 
and click on the use icon. 

As well as wandering around collecting 
objects, there are the criminal's minions to 
avoid or fight. Be careful though, because fight- 
ing takes energy which can only be replaced by 
collecting and eating (using) food, which is 
sometimes difficult to find. 

Of the two games, the Penguin one is the 



easier. Comic strip captions often give you 
clues as to which object should be used where. 
There aren't so many clues when you're playing 
against the Joker though, so beware. 

Batman The Caped Ousader is great fun 
to play. The pU22les can be tricky but with a lit- 
tle bit of lateral thinking they get easier. 

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The screen display is great - Itiere's even an 
option to play with the backgrounds in mono or 
full colour. The game plays well, though rt is 
sometimes annoying to try a law kick on an oppo- 
nent and end up m the utilities screen. Overall, it's 
Tun to play, and wi;l keep arcade land Batman) 
fans happy for a long time. 



GRAPHICS 9 IO FACTOR 5 
AUDIO 6 FUN FACTOR B 

ACE RATING 903 




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Hold on to your stomachs, unscramble 
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EXPLODING FIST + 

More fist-action from FIREBIRD 
OVER 



three years have passed since 
The Way Of The Exploding Fist 
blasted onto the home computer, heralding a 
new era in combat games. Little has changed 
or the beat-em-up Iront since then though: the 
opponents have got uglier, meaner and more 
numerous, but the basic theme still hasn't 
changed. 

Fist* can accommodate up to three play- 
ers, computer or human, and the aim is to 




become a 10th dan by winning two bouts per 
dan. Manage that without getting knocked out 
of a round, and you then have to defend your 
title against more, increasingly difficult, oppo- 
nents. As you'd expect from a beat-em-up, the 
standard 16 moves are available - eight with 
the fire button pressed, and eight without. The 
bouts are each timed to one minute, but they 
can finish earlier if one player manages to 
clock up eight hits on the opponents. 

After every two bouts, the surviving human 
players get to lake part in a points-boosting 
bonus game. Placed in a dark alley, the player 
has to manoeuver a cross-hair sight around the 
screen and aim Shuriken at the dragon heads 
that appear. Miss one of the heads and it 
comes flying toward the player and the bonus 
game is over. 

Though it's not original stuff, beat-em-up 
fans will find Fist* playable, with a degree of 
short-term addichveness. 

• Andy Smith 

| Left | C64 ■ the g.-een guy is just about to 
start hitting you while the red guy waits 
for his turn. The backgrounds arc colour- 
ful with all that noon flashing away! 



C64 VERSION 

The graphics are goad, but don t expect too 
much in the sound, department. The opponents 
are tough - which is good - and the abtfty to 
accommodate up to three players is even better. 
All said though, it is unoriginal and you will tire of 
it 



GRAPHICS B IQ FACTOR 2 
AUDIO ft FUN FACTOR 7 

ACE RATING 719 



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likely lo wear thin after a while. 



SAVAGE 



FIREBIRD answers the call of the wild 




Amctrftd - hacks his way through montlroul adverurift* In tha castla dun- 

geona. 



UIIMIf Q eve rywhere have ^ en ending 
nUlllw fte ad for this. Now they get 
the chance to strut their funky stuff in a trio ol 
arcade challenges. But even if you are man 
enough for the game, is it man enough for you? 
Savage's muscular body only appears in the 
first stage, which is similar to Tranter, A large 
figure runs and bounds along scrolling corri- 
dors, battling off the denizens of the dungeons. 
The escape route is made deadly by the large 
corridor guardians and the pits which have to 
be jumped over. 

Stage Two is totally dillerent and is a test 
of reflexes. The action is viewed through Sav^ 
age's eyes as he races across the Valley ol 
Death. Monoliths come hurtling towards the 



C64 VERSION 

Compares well with the CPC version - super 
graphics and lively music and effects. 



GRAPHICS 9 IQ FACTOR 1 
AUDIO 6 FUN FACTC 

ACE RATING 704 



FUN FACTOR 8 



AMSTRAD VERSION 

Some of the best graphics yet seen on a CPC in 
all three stages. Sound effects and music arc 
also good. 



GRAPHICS 
AUDIO 



9 IQ FACTOR 1 
6 FUN FACTOR B 



ACE RATING 704 



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SCREEN TEST 



TECHNOCOP 

Highway robbery from GREMLIN 



f*ADC sometimes have robotic attar h- 
vVr^ merits - but this one is going up 
against the evikJoers without any shiny armour 
plating. However lots of hi-tech gear as well as 
a sparking new fast car are on offer to this 
heroic lawgiver... 

Hopping into ttie car, which has a machine 
gun mounted on the roof, you set off along the 
road. Traffic that gets in the way tan be blast- 




Spti£lrum - Inside the first building th* 
radar scope homes in en the criminal, 
whose details are shewn Oft the bottom 
left of the screen. 



screen and have to be weaved around. You've 
also got to shoot skulls and other monsters. 

Stage Three takes play back to the dun- 
geons, but this time, in the form of an eagle t 
he has to retrieve magic powers and free the 
imprisoned maiden, The eagle can shoot as 
well as fly - handy when dealing with the mon- 
sters that assail it. 

The three stages offer different tests of 
game-playing ability, but no singte one is that 
good. As a package, though, it hangs together 
imbI 

• Bob Wade 



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ed or barged aside, and when a message 
comes through that a crime is being commit- 
ted, speed is of the essence in order to get to 
the scene of the crime m time, If the traffic is a 
little heavy, there's always the Nuke'em mis- 
siles that act as smart bombs. Later on, addi- 
tional equipment is available to deal with 
motorists - a turbocharger, a more powerful 
gun and side rams. Bonus items found on the 
missions help increase the score, replenish life 
or repair car damage. 

At the crime scene leave the car and pro- 
ceed on foot into a building, tracking the crimi- 
nal who has to be caught or killed on a radar 
scanner. Criminals don't have to end up in pine 
boxes, but can be captured using a net gun. 
Speed and care are called for because there's 
a time limit for capturing the bad guy, and inno- 
cent civilians shouldn't be shot. To get to the 
quarry, holes in the floor have to be leapt over 
and lifts used to move between lloors as gang- 
sters attack you with guns, knives and whips. 

When a mission is completed, successfully 



SPECTRUM VERSION 

The driving stage is fast and great to look at, The 
buitong stage doesn't come across so impres- 
sively, but still kwks Okay, The sound effects are 
limited to engine and shooting noises. 



GRAPHICS 7 IO FACTOR 
AUDIO 3 FUN FACTOR 

ACE RATING 804 



or not, it's back to the car and on to the next 
building. Before the day s work is done, eleven 
criminals have to be apprehended, hiding in 
increasingly complicated locations - the build- 
ing maps getting bigger and trickier to get 
around. 

A very pleasing mix of driving action, which 
compares well with other recent car games, 
and exploration. There's no let-up in the action 
on erther stage. It's annoying to have to repeat 
the early buildings every time you play, but oth- 
erwise it's well paced and full of things to shoot 
and find, 

• Bob Wade 



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R oboe op slugs it out with a chain saw 
wielding maniac in Stage One. 

IT 1 © not often the launch of a new comput- 
" * m game coincides with the launch of a 
new coin-op machine. But that's what has hap- 
pened this month with fiobocop. Data East 
have just produced the coin-op machine (see 
Future Cops in the Arcades Section this issue), 
and now Ocean are poised to launch the com- 
puter game, 

Obviously, both versions have their roots in 
the film, but Ocean - having seen early ver- 
sions of the Data East game - had a choice. 
They could either do a straight coirvop conver- 
sion, or leave the coin-op alone completely and 
concentrate on turning the film plot into a 
playable game - something they had done pre- 
viously with Platoon, In the end they decided to 
combine the two. 

The game breaks down into nine main sec- 
tions, each sectKKi based on sequences from 
the film. The first stage has the player control- 
ling Rohocop as he goes about his daily busi- 



Shnot the bad guy, but mind the girl, 
Remember Direct ivft Number Two. 



The photo-fit section. Match the face an 
the right to the one en the left. 



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ROBOCOP 

Part man, part machine, all OCEAN 



ness of serving the public trust, i.e. shooting 
baddies. This horizontally-scrolling part of the 
game is heavify inspired by the coin-op. Bad- 
dies appear on street level and from first floor 
windows and most of them are armed with pis- 
tols or chain saws. 

You have to shoot the baddies (each baddy 
takes at least two shots before he dies} while 
avoiding their shots. To make life easier there 
are four types of extra weapon to pick up 
including three-way shots and super shots that 
allow you to take baddies out with one shot. 
The Manta Gun that is used at the end of the 
film also makes an appearance towards the 
end of the game. 

You have a limited supply of energy, and 
every time you take a hit the meter drops a lit- 
tle. Fortunately, extra energy capsules can be 
collected, but allow the energy to drop too 
much and you lose one of the initial three lives. 
Other parts of the game include a target-shoot- 
ing sequence where the player has to shoot a 




baddy who is holding a woman hostage - hit 
the woman and your health meter suffers 
severely {Directive Number Two: Protect the 
Innocent). There is also a photo-fit ID sequence 
with 40 seconds available to match up pieces 
of a face and build up an Identikit picture for 
the face shown on screen. Finally, there are 
shoot em-up sequences in the drugs factory 
and the junk yard. 

Combining elements from the coin-op with 
the Ocean interpretation of the film has worked 
well. There's plenty of shoot-em-up action, and 
the other sequences capture the feel and 
flavour of the film. 

• Andy Smith 



SPECTRUM VERSION 

The graphics are great and the music and dign 
tised speech on the 1 28K version are very mood- 
setting. Its lun to play and, though tt»e first few 
stages are a little easy, the game >s tough enough 
to keep you playing. 48K owners will have to 
mutti-load the game and miss out on all that 
speecri and music, which is a shame. 



GRAPHICS 



AUDIO 



8 IQ FACTOR 2 
B FUN FACTOR 3 



ACE RATING 807 



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LAST NINJA II 



SYSTEM 3 goes Hnya! 

■ fll Ninja down, especially 
when he's Airnakuni f the chap who 
ycwj helped to defeat the evil 
sliogun in Last Ninja. It was only a 
temporary victory though, as Kuni- 
toki has risen again, more power- 
ful than ever. 

Instead of the green and 
pleasant lands of the original, this 
time around the no-good Shogun 
has picked the towering skyscrap- 
ers and tough streets of New York 
to spread his wicked ways. 

Our hero has to find his way 
through five different areas, each 
taking a load, until he reaches the 
baddies' retreat. 

Knifewielding muggers, punks 
and other Ninjas block progress on 
foe journey to the evil Shogun, and 
even :he police join m the battle! At 
trie start, you fight with fists and 
feet - there are a few unarmed 
moves available, but careful explo- 
ration should soon lead to a 
weapon, which makes the whole 
fighting process a lot less painful, 
Sometimes it's worth avoiding bat- 
tie altogether to preserve that all- 
important life force, 

A puzzle element to the game 
consists mainly of finding objects 
and fitting them to obvious situa- 
tions... nothing to really stretch the 
brain. The real problems come 
wtti the over-complicated control 
system which makes even simple 
tasks like picking up objects and 
leaving rooms difficult. 

Last Mrnja W is a curious mix 
between a beatem-up and arcade 



adventure. Fans of the original will 
probably enpy it, but rather than 
an improvement its more of a 
scenery change. 

• Robin Alway 



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C64 VERSION 

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iff but COnlrol iSrt'l ftHV- 



GRAPHICS 7 IC S- AC TOR ft 
AUtPiQ 5 FUN FACTOR 6 

ACE RATING T4T 



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trot arx) jenrral urt&layat>|rty T^itt 'Mi:, A \(X IKS. 

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GRAPHICS 



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ACE RATING 747 



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I don't know whether the 'mach' bit refers to 
the speed of the rider in this game, or to 
his macho qualities, I'm sure that Nintendo run- 
tended it both ways, as usual. Don't you just 
love literally translated Japanese? All those 
cars named after bowls of fruit and flowers. 
Doesn't it crease you up? 

Mach Rider takes you into the fast lane, via 
the Jikes of Road Blasters and Super Hang On. 
You drive a fast bike, with four gears, chased 
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MACH RIDER 

Hell on two wheels with NINTENDO 



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GRAPHICS 7 \Q FACTOR 3 

AUDIO 6 FUN FACTOR Q 

ACE RATING 636 



makes hike and rider explode into little |igsaw 
squares. There is a choice of challenges: com- 
bat, endurance or a solo track, and even a 
track designed by the player. 

in combat mode, points are scored for 
negotiating the track and offing as many of the 
opposition as possible without getting waxed 
yourself. TTiere are two methods of attack: one 
involves using the twin, nose-mounted cannons 
on the bike, while the other technique means 
pushing a trike off the track until it smashes 
into an oil drum. 

Endurance mode just involves covering the 
length of the track inside a time limit, slightly 
tight in most cases, which only allows one or 
two crashes and full speed riding is called for if 
you want to get to the end in one piece. 

Control of the bike utilises the paddle's up 
and down arrows to change gear, left and right 
to steer and the A and B buttons to accelerate 
and fire respectively. Its a very fast game, and 
although Mach Rider, with its fluorescent green 
background, doesn't promise much the first 
time you boot it, the play is so addictive that 
you II suddenly wake up one day with a full 



beard and realise you just spent six months 
playing it and your dinner's burnt, 

Once you get over the initial embarrass- 
ment caused by crashing into everything, pre- 
cise control comes quite easily, and this is due 
to a certain amount of help from the computer. 
It leans you into the bends and doesn't overre- 
act when you do. It may not sustain interest 
after you've got well up in the tevels. but 
designing your own tracks will take up time in 
the future. 



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PRO WRESTLING 

NINTENDO pulls yer ears off 



you play the console, it's the computerised 
player who does all these things to you. For- 
get three falls and a submission. Try a tnp 
down the quack's in a minibus with a blue light 
on the top. 

There isn't much in the instruction book 
about how players are supposed to deck their 



AC Bernard Cribbins would say, "It's just 
like the real thingf And he'd be right 
too, that wacky little wombler, because Pro 
Wrestling is just one step away f.om smelly 
armpits and old grannies shouting "PULL IS 
EARS OFFr. Admittedly this isn't the English 
concept of what wrestling is all about, as 
there's a bit more actual bodily harm in this 
Americanised game, English wrestling is a 
gentle theatrical sport where skilled athletes 
throw each other around the ring and the 
audience works off its aggression by yelling 
its lungs out and stamping the place down. 

In America there's a bit more bloodshed, 
it would seem, as in Pro Wrestling you punch, 
savagely kick and fling your opponent out of 
the ring, stamp on his neck and whirl him 
around your head by his groin, Well actually, if 



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round results in a technical knockout. If neither 
boxer is KO'd, the three-round bout is awarded 
to trie contestant who gained the most points 
during the fight. 

Landing hits is not straightforward - only 
the weakest fighters relax their guard repeated- 
ly. Little Mac can only keep punching for so 
long - a small heart icon at the top left of the 
screen shows how many punches he can afford 
to waste - if one of his punches is blocked, the 
number by the heart decreases by one. If he is 
hft„ three hearts disappear and when all the 
hearts have run out, Mac can't fight back until 
some more hearts have been earned by dodg- 
ing or blocking punches. 

Punch Out? is not meant to be a serious 
boxing simulation, it's just a fun beat-ermip 
that's tough enough and enjoyable enough to 
keep you playing for quite some time. 

• Andy Smith 



GRAPHICS a IQ FACTOR 



Ho wonder you're nicknamed Little Mac |lf you were Big Mac you'd be a hamburger), 
Hare you're up against your first opponent (Platen Honda) en the World Circuit and you 
dent seam to be doing toe well. 



AUDIO 



G FUN FACTOR B 



ACE RATING 792 



MIKE TYSON S PUNCH OUT! 



Break some heads, NINTENDO style 



opponent (be it a human second player or the 
computer) except that you can slap the but- 
tons and the paddle until you get some stick 
in for yourself. There is however a huge range 
of different moves available once you've 
learned how - about 23 according to the 
paperwork! That's quite a lot, really t and it all 
adds to the realism quotient of the game. The 
best bit is where you ttirow the bloke out of 
the ring, dive out of the ring while he's still 
down, stamp on his head, and leap back in 
the ring again. That way he stays out of the 
ring for the 20 second limit, and you win the 
bout. 

Although it's a bit hard, this is fun. Played 
as a two player game it's loads of laffs. 

• Phil South 




FRANK Bruno may be due to fight Mike 
rflMllli Tyson 'real soon now' r but if you 
can't wait for the real thing, you could always 
try stepping in for Frank - on the Nintendo. 

As Little Mac, you're after Mike's crown, 
but before you get a chance to slug it out with 
the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Mac 
has to prove himself. That means starting at 
the bottom of the Minor League and winning 
promotion by defeating three other boxers. In 
the Major League four more boxers need to be 
beaten before Mac gets into the World League, 
where he has a chance to box his way to the 
finale" with Mike Tyson. 

The moves available are baste - dodge 
(to the left or right), guard, duck and punch 
fto me left, right, head or body). The idea 
is to land enough hits on the other guy 
in The ring, knock him down and, 
hopefully, out. Remember to avoid 
getting slugged yourself. 

A stamina meter at the 
top of the screen shows 
how much energy the 
fighter has left. When it 
reaches zero, the boxer 
hits the canvas - three 
falls in one three-minute 



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HeavyweigM wrestling simulator which packs a 
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Mike Tyson: Unhurt Undefeated, I 
Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Of the world. I 

HE'S TOUGH. HE'S MEAN 
AND HE'S WAITING FO 




OK now listen kid, and listen good. You've laid 
out ten opponents to get here today. If you pull this off 
you II be Heavyweight Champion of the World. 

Yen, I know it's Mike Tyson sitting in the other 
corner. But you got the skill, the strength and 
the stamina. So just go in there, kid. 
Weave, dodge, jab; keep your guard up 
and your mind on that title. 

And remember, this is Nintendo, 
right? So you might get beat, but you won' 
get hurt. 



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The Union army moves in for an attack 
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at Antietam. Try commanding the Con* 
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ONE year Ir: lhy ' ast-mov " n E software 
vflE business is indeed a k>ng time. Still, 
that s how long UMS has been available, and 
rt's only now that extra scenario disks have 
started to appear. 

Two separate scenario disks are currently 
available, and they load into the main program 
to re-create famous battles - from the Vietnam 
War and American Civil War respectively. The 
American Civil War disk contains the battles ol 
Stolon, Antietam and Chattanooga. The Chat- 
tanooga scenario is split into two battles, load- 
ed mdivhduaHy, that each deal with one day. 
Chattanooga 1, the mam battle, deals with the 
conflict on November 25th 1863 - the Assault 
on Missionary Ridge - while Chattanooga 2 
covers the preliminary engagement that took 
place on November 24th 1863. 

As the main UMS program comes com- 
plete with the battle of Gettysburg (amongst 
others}, the American Civil War scenario disk 
will come as no surprise to anyone who is 
familiar with the original package, 

Shiloh was a great victory for the Union 
army under Grant after several earlier shock 
defeats at the hands of the Confederates. Anti- 
etam was a hard-fought battle that the Union 
troops finally won, though Lee's Confederacy 
troops performed magnificently considering 
they were stuck behind the enemy lines, 
hemmed in with a large river to their rear - not 
only out-numbered three to one, but with their 
forces spread over almost 20 miles! 

Chattanooga was fought over three days, 
with trie Union army taking the eastern slope of 
Missionary Ridge by the evening of 24th 
November before capturing the rest of the 
ridge the next day. The Confederate army suf- 
fered a severe beating at Chattanooga, after 
which the number of Confederate prisoners 
outnumbered Union dead by over five to one. 

The Vietnam disk contains three scenarios 
from the battles of Dak To in 1967/68 in which 
the Americans were fighting the North Viet- 
namese Army (NVA) - uniformed regulars 
equipped with automatic weapons and mor- 
tars, rather than the popularly-imagined Viet 
Cong peasant soldiers clad in black pyjamas. 

In the battle for Hill 823 the NVA hit the 
Americans hard with sniper, mortar and 
grenade attacks. The Americans finally took 
the hill but suffered substantial tosses. The sec- 
ond scenario on the disk is set just north of Hill 
823 on the slopes of Ngoh Kam Leat f where 
an understrength US unit wandered into a heav- 
ly-fortrfied enemy position. Several other com- 
panies went to the beleaguered unit's aid even- 
tually reinforcing it before nightfall, when the 
IWA disappeared. Hill 875 was another hard- 
iDught US victory, where the NVA inflicted 
heavy losses on the American forces from their 
hidden bunker complexes even though the 
Americans had shelled them for hours on end - 
at one point the Americans were even shelling 
their own units during the battle. 

The Vietnam scenarios are interesting not 
only because of the highly tactical nature of the 
battles, but because of the introduction of 



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F-100 fighter bombers and helicopter gunships. 

Like the battles provided with the main pro- 
gram, you can alter the terrain and the forces 
to your heart's content. You can even take ter- 
rains and armies from the scenario disks and 
mix them with the original ones. How would 
William the Conqueror have fared against a 
handful of grunts armed with automatic 
weapons and supported by 155mm Howitzers? 
The answer is easy to discover, try it out and 
see for yourself... 

• Andrew Smith 

NVA machine gunners open up an an 
American unit from their heavily fortified 
positions. The Americans are trying to 
reach a struggling unit that wandered 
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UMS AMIGA 



Amiga UMS - note the movement 
line colour has changed from red to 
Mack- 



Coming real soon now" is the Amiga 
version ot the original UMS 
program The two-disk package has all 
the features offered in the ST original 
-the first disk contains the mam pro- 
gram along wilh the same five scenar- 
ios that come with the ST version 
(extra scenario disks for the Amiga are 
to follow). The second disk contains 
"he program to edit the scenarios, 
armies and maps. Extra features 
included for the Amiga version are: a 
line ot sight option, the ability to 
change the colours to workbench 
colours, and battle sounds - this last 
option is only available to people who 
own a machine with more than 51 2K 
of memory though. £24.95. Out Now. 



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4&K and 12&K (cassette and disk), Amstrad CPC 
(cassette and disk), Amiga. PC compatible. 
Check for availability of individual formats. 



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ATARI ST VERSION 

The display is much smaller but olherwise the 
gr^phtcs are up to scratch. Sound effects lose 
out as compared to the Amiga, but they're still 
good. 



GRAPHICS 7 IO FACTOR 2 

AUDIO 6 FUN FACTOR 9 

ACE RATING 727 



AMIGA VERSION 

Very impressive graphics - Mm the whole 
screen -and scraling smuothry. The sound effects, 
too, are excellent. 



GRAPHICS 
AUDIO 



IO FACTOR 2 
FUN FACTOR 9 



ACE RATING 775 




ARCADE ACCURACY 



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COIN OP SCORE 9 



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owners which became popular again when this 
hit the arcades. To turn a classic old game into 
a popular new one, all you have to do is view 
the maze from a 3D perspective, make Pac- 
man jump and change the mazes - easy. 

The basic principle is the same as ever - 
clear a maze of dots by chart; ng around eating 
them. While trying to do that you'll be pursued 
by a posse of ghosts. Help is at hand from 
power pills strategically placed around the 
maze - for a short time they allow you to turn 
the tables and munch the ghosts. 

This incredibly simplistic game style has 



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It'* easier to tell what's going on than on 
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been augmented by awarding Pacman the abili- 
ty to jump. No longer is there the frustration of 
getting trapped in corners, because you tan 
bounce out of trouble. 

The drawback with this graphic style is that 
only part of the maze, can be viewed on screen 
so it's impossible to know what's going on else- 
where in the maze but the 3D view does add a 
welcome, fresh perspective to the action. 

It may not be very original but there's no 
arguing with its addictive qualities. 

•Bet Wade 



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SUPPLEMENT 



Welcome to Screen Test Supplement, 
the start of a whole new section within 
the magazine. 

As this is the Christmas Special, 
we've crammed in extra pages of Tricks 
'N' Tactics, and persuaded Phil South to 
provide his definitive run-down on the 
compilation scene this year. The 
budget round-up which accompanies 
the compilations overview will expand 
next year, when we'll be taking a 
monthly look at what is bubbling up 
from the world of the cheapie game. 

The Screen Test Supplement will play 
host to Updates, as of next issue. And 
with the arrival of two new staffers, 
ACE will be able to provide the ultimate 
version update service. In Supplement, 
we'll be keeping you posted on all the 
updates, as they happen. 

Look out for future developments in 
the Screen Test Supplement in 1989, 
and welcome to a new section in ACE! 




Advanced Compiler Enteriainm&nt f 1 5 




BUDGET GAMES 



MASTERTROMIC 

Cheapy supremo Mastertronic is 
launching something of an 
assault on the budget market 
ttus yule, with a fair selection of 
corking little numbers springing 
gaily from its various labels. 
Mad X has the frbit releases of 
Rockford (Spec, C64 and Am s; 
£2.99), the Arcadia coin-op and 
Melbourne House 16-bit release, 
ffocfcfaref was adapted from a 
very popular game called Boe- 
der Dash, whrth was brilliant on 
the C64 and arrived later on the 
Speccy about two years ago, 
where you dig your way through 




soil P collecting gems, and try not 
to drop boulders on your head. 
A bit like life in the ACE office 
now I come to think ot ft. 
On the Mastertronic own brand 
label, a number of interesting 
things have emerged. Get Dea- 
fer (ST; £14,99* was an Info* 
grames release, and a darling lit 
tie 3D arcade adventure not 
unlike Fairttght or Inside Outing. 
You walk around a house manip- 
ulating objects to discover the 
dark secret. Sounds a bit like a 
chocolate advert to me. Very 
popular at the time, though. Also 
out now are Majik (Spec and 
C64; £1.99csJ, Sidewinder (PC; 
£9.99cs) and a brand new 




WE WISH 

YOU A... 
CHEAPY 

CHRISTMAS 

Buying or receiving games as presents at this time of year used to be a 
hazardous process. "What cheap rubbish are they going to push on me this 
time? >T sort of thing. But getting on the business end of some rather toothsome 
games is becoming cheaper, as many games have "sold through" (as they say 
in the video trade) to budget, increasing numbers of compilations are available 
containing ex-chart toppers, and more and more 16-bit budget games hit the 
stores. Phil South, the well known hard-nosed journalist, delves into what look 
to be the really good deals over the festive season, and gives us his nosy 
opinion... 



M t s quite curious how the software industry set 
I the tone for the video revolution. The idea of 
I budget title 5 was snapped up by certain smart 
video company bosses and the 'under-a-tenner' tape 
was born. But now it's come full circle and games 
manufacturers have seen the value of 'sell through 
video. When a film has completed its main run in the 
cinemas it comes out on video for about 70-80 quid. 
A couple of months later rt may well have a 'sale' 
price of something nearer f 25 slapped on it. Finally, 
after it has fulfilled its window' at the video libraries, 
they rebox it and push it out for a tenner or so. Bril- 
liant for everyone. Vou get a good deal, and the film 
companies use the income to make more films. 

Now this might sound irrelevant to you as a buyer 
of games, but now the budget world of games is 
starting to creak at the seams with last year's 
gigagames. It's true, and it's a brilliant state of 
affairs. Not only do you get pnmo quality games for a 
couple of quid, but the companies who made them 
keep producing games for you to play in future. (On 
account of not going out of business!) The other 
noticeable thing about the year's bumper business 
season (you probably know it as Christmas) is the 
number of high quality 16-bit games which are start- 
ing to appear. Young programmers have learned how 
to tame the 16-bit workhorses and are rapidly crank- 
ing out as many cheap and cheerful shoot-em-ups as 
the average user can handle, 

These trends are a good thing, especially this re- 



release craze. The games player gets first class soft- 
ware for a budget price, and this is good news, par- 
ticularly for the first timer who has recently bought a 
Spectrum or a new CBM 64C and just wasn't around 
for the originals. People who collected' games - 
okay. STOLE them through copyright infringement - 
will walk out and buy legit copies of their faves just to 
really OWN one. And people who couldn't afford to 
buy a lot of games before can now catch up on the 
ones they missed. 

So let's have a look at what's hot and what's not 
m the festive season - all the compilations and bud- 
get titles your little heart desires. 



ELITE 



FRANK BRUNO'S BIG BOX 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £12.99cs and £17.99dk, 
C64 disk £14.99) 

FISTS AND THROTTLES 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £1299cs and £14.99dk) 

Chief compilation station m the late eighties has to be 
Elite. It seems to us that it was the first firm to bring 
out a blockbusting compilation, Yup, leave anything 
lying around and they'll bung it on a tape with loads of 



home-grown 
thingy called Star 
l/VJtt* (Spec; 
£l.99cs>, descnbed by Andy 
'Flathead' Wright as "a budget 
shoot-em-up hit lor Christmas", 
but then again he would, as it's 
his baby. 

But by tar the best stuff to be 
had from Mastertronic is on the 
Ricochet label- Uttle Computer 
Peopfe (Amiga; £i4.99dk) was 
originally an Acfivision release, 
the idea being that you have a lit- 
tle person living in your computer 
wham you feed and entertain to 
keep him gl»ve. Well weird, but 
enormous laffs. Jet Set Witty 
{Spec, C64 and Ams; £1.99cs) 
must be the longest running 
game in the history of comput- 
ing. This was the second game I 
ever bought, and must be the 
one I've played most over the 
years, if you took all the sessions 
and laid them end to end, Rock- 
N'Bott and XI 5 Afpha JWrssrort 
(both C64; £1.99cs! are a par of 
Actwision refugees which came 




out around two years ago, in 
what I believe was Activision's 
golden era. Remember Ghost- 
bus fers and Web Dimension? And 
Mrndshadow (Spec. C64 and 
Ams-£1 ^9. Amiga and ST; 
£14.99dk) too! This was state of 
the art adventure stuff - well, at 
the time anyway. We've come on 
a bit since then, And finally 
KrmgMmare (Spec, C64 and 
Ams; £199) last year s release 
based on the slightly odd TV 
maze series. 



ZEPPELIN 

Thus newcomer to the budget 
game, known to its friends as 
Dingiblesoft, is positively over- 




other big games. Literally anything that's not nailed 
down, 

Take Frank Bruno's Big Box for example. The 
names sound familiar, and why not? they've been on 
Elite compos before, especially Bath/ and Battle- 
ships, and Seocoy Doo and 1942 were already on 
one of its Hit Pak collections, (Who us? The same as 
Hit Pak? Nahhhh!!!!) Featured games on France's Box 
are Frank Bruno's Boxing, Commando, Scooby Doo, 
Ghosts 'N'Goblins, Batty, 1942, Airwotf, Bomb Jack, 
Saboteur and Battleships. That's 10 originally full- 
priced games at 13 quid! The games haven't worn 
much with age. Look at Batty, for instance, Even on 
the Spectrum it's one of the best Arkanofd clones 
e^er, and in a lot of ways more addictive, Battleships 
you may have seen reviewed in a couple of maga- 
zines at the time it was supposed to come out, but it 
never did. Elite's excuse was that it wasn't up to 
scratch, but how it levels that with the fact that the 
mags all gave it full marks I don't know. It's a rework- 
ing of the battleships game you play with pen and 
paper. You fire at the squares of a grid trying to guess 
where your opponent has placed his ships, you know 
the one! (Incidentally, if you see an Amiga version of 
this game, check it out as it s the best one of the lot!) 
Of the other games 1 942, Bomb Jack, Ghosts W- 
Gobtins, and Commando are fine examples of Elite's 
ability to spot a good c cm-op license when it sees 
me. All four are not bad at all, although I particularly 




recommend Bomb Jack on the Speccy, and Ghost- 
sW'GoWi'ns on the C64, These two get my vote as 
past favourite games which I'd gladly play now. 

Fists And Throttles isn't, as you might have 
taught, a purebred beat-em-up compilation, as the 
throttles mentioned are those on a car or bike rather 
than making people gargle by squeezing their necks. 
This is a really top flight compilation, containing Ikari 
Warriors, Thundercats, Baggy Boy, Dragon's lair and 
Enduro Pacer. Four coin-op conversions on this one, 
900+ rated in ACE at the time, one of which is an e*r 
Activision release. Tnundercats was also rated highly 
(931) and rightly so, T'Cats was a superb slice n'dice 
game produced by star Elite contractors Roy and 
Greg at Gargoyle Games, who are well known for their 
quality gameplays and graphics. Buggy Soy was one 
of the most original driving games, and unlike so 
many titles there isn t much to choose between for- 
mats, although I suspect the C64 version would win 
by a nose. 



US GOLD 



GIANTS 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £12.99cs and £19.99dk, C64 
disk £14.99) 

HISTORY IN THE MAKING 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £24.99cs and £29.99dk} 

AMIGA GOLD HITS 

(Amiga only; £24.99dk) 

Lot s face it, ; anybody's £ot o fa r amount of guoc 
product to offer in a compilation, it's US GokJ. A num- 
ber of Christmas No. 1's under its belt, for sure, and 
Giants has most of them. This again is choc-a-bloc 
wrth coin-ops, like Gauntfer, Roiling Thunder, 720 and 
Oufflun, the only fly in the ointment being California 
Games. This was hailed as the worst game of all time 
on certain formats, and just plain vanilla on most oth- 
ers. But the other crucial blockbusters in the package 
more than make up for CG's complete lack ol lustre. 

Gauntfet must be one of the best-loved games of 
all time, in the arcades AND on the small screen. The 
computer version broke all sales records, and a hail 
of clones ensued, surely the highest honour for any 
computer game (imitation being the sincerest h if 
unwelcome, form of flattery!) , 720 and J?o//ing Thun- 
der had their moments, and to some the Spectrum 
versions were the best players, oddly enough, but by 
far the hottest property of all time in the software biz 
is OutRun. Although US Gold is attempting the same 
degree of hype and build up with this year's Sega 
licence, Thunder Blade (they might succeed, and why 
not?), nothing can really match the excitement of last 
year's QutRun fever EVERYONE wanted the game, 
and most of them bought it, I have a sneaking suspi- 
cion that this isn't the last we'll see of it either. US 
Gold spent too much money on it to let it just die 
away. I feel a budget release coming on before it final- 
ly croaks. 

History fci The Making is the most extraordinary 
compilation, featuring an incredible 15 games. The 
collection purports to be a potted history of the great 
label. What it is in fact is a REALLY good excuse to 
flog off almost every success it has had, persuading 
almost everyone with a computer to fork out huge 
wads of cash, It has got some impressive titles on it: 
Leaderboard, Express Raider, Impossible Missfon, 
Super Cycle, Gaunter, Beach head, Beach head | 
Infiltrator, Kung Fu Masters, Spy Hunters, Road Run- 
ner t Bruce Lee, Goorwes, Wortd Games, and Raid. 
Some of these are a bit creaky in the light of today's 
widespread sophistication, but for the most part 
they're still playable. And some of them are complete 
stunners; impossible Mission remains an all-time 
favourite of mine, as do ieaderboard and the Beach 
Head twins. But there are also some unexpected plea- 
sures, like Spy Hunter, which is an early vertically 
scrolling shoot-em-up, based on a coirvop I believe. 
Spy Hunter, although a bit of a throwback technically, 
is brilliant fun to play and, for those of us who vaguely 
remember it the first time around, a nostalgic experi 
ence. 

Your basic Amiga nut could do severely worse 
than try a go at Amiga Gokt Hits Biomc Comman- 
dos, Roiling Thunder, Jinks and Ieaderboard.. AGAIN! 
For my money the good feature about this one is the 
inclusion of Roiling Thunder, one of my favourite 
game 5 in the slotty arcade, and the Amiga conversion 
being one of the most accurate in existence t if a little 
slow at times. There isnt really the space to look at 




flowing with new 
products. They 
have Lbs Vegas 



Casino (Spec, C64 and Ams; 
£2.99) featuring Baccarat, 




Craps. Roulette and Blackjack. 
Jocky Wilson's Dart Challenge 
(Spec, C64 and Ams; £2 99) 
includes round the cfock. straight 
competition and playing against 
a human player. Unfortunately 
there are no beer tokens or 
strap-on belly included in the 
game, so you'll have to supply 
those. The only other £2.99 
releases on Its catalogue are the 
plan view, sc roiling Rally Statute- 
tor (Spec C64 and Ams; £2.99], 
Para AssauJt Course (Spec, C64 
and Ams; £2 99) and Zybex 
(Spec; £2.99). For £1.99 on 
C64 only, they have Terrafighter 
and Master Blaster plus Battle- 
tank Simulator on the Spec and 
Amstrad. The other title which 
could bear some scrutiny, if only 
for the name, is 0jon«: Ninja 
(Spec, C64 and Ams; £1 99), 
Really, the mind boggles. 

RACK- IT 

Hewson s Rack-It label has 
scored a good few points by re- 
running FTL's bach catalogue, 
with the scrolling shootem-up 
LJghtforee, the aquatic 
arcade/adventure Hydrofool, 
plus the highly original beat-em- 
up Shockway Rider. All these 
titles are Spectrum C64 and 
Amstrad, and should be chunked 
out at £2,99, Lfghtforce was 
something of a celebrity on the 
Spectrum, as it was one of the 
first Spectrum games wtiich had 
full colour sprites and bach- 
grounds. (OK so Dark Sceptre 
had them, and big sprites too, 




but can YOU stay awake long 
enough to see them?) Hydrofool 
was one of the better games that 
Roy and Greg did. and as an iso- 



all the US Gold compilations, and there are hundreds 
of them, but check out the listings at the end for 
details of all of them. 



OCEAN IMAGINE 



THE IN CROWD 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £12 95cs) 



3 STAR 

(ST only; £24.95dk) 




TAITO COIN-OP HITS 

(Spec. C64, Ams; £12.95cs and £1 7.95dk) 



Two from the Ocean label and one from the once 
proud software house, now mere cypher label, Imag- 
ine. One of the very hottest compilations out now is 
The in Crowd, which apart from being an ancient and 
excellent Brian Ferry tune is also Ocean's compilation 
flagship this year. Firstly there's Barbarian (Maria's 
c hubbies version), Crazy Cars, Kamov, Gryzor, 
Predator, Combat School, Target: Renegade, and 
Platoon. A good 80 quid s worth of games just one 
year ago, and now you can get them for £13! My 
personal favourite on this list must be Target: Rene- 
gade, the best beat-em-up I ve ever played, and the 
only game I ever stayed up all night trying to beat on 
the C64. Platoon I found a bit disappointing, but hav- 
ing to produce a war game which doesn t glorify war 
is a bit of a tough brief, so it's only to be expected I 
suppose. 

5 Star is a compilation which has appeared on 
other formats, but only now have ST games been out 
long enough to bundle them. Barbarian (once again 
the Palace or Maria Whittaker version}, Crazy Cars, 
Enduro Racer, Wizbalt, and Rampage. These are real- 
ly hot properties too, but strangely only one is an 
Ocean game! The others are by Palace, Titus (no 
jokes please!) and a pair of Activisions, in that order. 




But you see there is a new rule in the compilation 
game (Awright my loves?) and that is: it doesn't even 
have to be your own games, as long as they sold 
moderately well, then they're fair game, see? 

Predictably enough. Barbarian sold huge mounds 
of copies, mainly, it's thought, due to Maria's huge 
mounds on the cover. Although rt was received with a 
certain amount of critical disappointment, the game 
ran and ran in the charts, and hints and tips were fly- 
ing back and forth to mags for months afterwards. 
Of the other games on 5 Star, the only slightly dubi- 
ous title is Rampage, i dunno - some people really 
liked this coin-op jobby. but I can't say it ever really 
grabbed me. Best game on this one has to be 
Enduro Racer, but then again I like road racing 
games so that was inevitable. 

Taito has had its fair share of coin-op conver- 
sions, and to prove it Imagine has whacked a load ol 
them on one tape, including ffastan. Sfap Fight, 
Renegade, Arkanoid, Flying Shark, Arkanoid It: 
Revenge Of Don, Bubble Bobble and the Legend Of 
Hage. This collection gets the vote as second best 
buy, on account of being choc-a-bloc with chart top 
pers, none oi which have really aged at all - they still 
play better than a lot of current releases. There isn't 
much to choose between formats either, with the 
Spectrum versions bemg as fast and playable as the 
more colourful Commodore and Amstrad programs. 
Bubble Bobble, rated 958 in Issue 1 of ACE by the 
way, was a wacky old game in the arcades, and I 
would have to admit to rating this over all the more 
obvious hits on the tape as the most addictive by far, 



BEAU JOLLY 



SUPREME CHALLENGE 

(Spec, G64 and Ams; £12 95cs and £16.95dk) 

COMPUTER HITS 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £12 95cs and £16.95dk. ST 
and Amiga soon) 

Taking its lead from the record biz, Beau Jolly has 
been doing the Now That's What I Call Software 
game for some time. While not actually producing 
any software, they are adept at blagging other con> 
panies to let ttiem produce compilations on their 
behalf. And so Supreme Challenge contains EJife. 
Tetris, Starglider, Sentinel, and ACE 2, a very strong 
line-up indeed. If this doesn't qualify as the best 
games for the least money, then my nose is a carrot. 
Getting hold of just Elite and Starglider 8-bit versions 
would be a major coup in itself, but top that off with 
the maddeningly addictive Tetris, the incredible 
flight/combat sirn ACE 2, and the mind-bending Sen- 
tinel, this is a world-beating compilation. Anyone who 
doesn't agree with this must be dead from the joy- 
stick up. If you don't buy any other 8-bit games this 
yuletide, buy this collection. Sentinel is pretty odd, 
but it has to be the most original game of the last 
year. With its unique 3D perspective and surreal land- 
scapes, it rates with me as best game of this compi- 
lation. (Hey, that means it's the best game on the 
best compilation! Ohh.) 

And to prove that I can get even more excited 
without exploding or needing the assistance of a box 
of man-size tissues, there's Compter Hits... Hmm, 
OK so not many utterly brilliant games on this one, 
but there are lots of "em. On all formats there's 
Enlightenment: Druid H, Ninja hamster, Tarzan, 
Mega Apocalypse and Waster Of The Nile. On the 




Tl/"^ metric arcade 
|\I m adventure had 

huge mounds of 
things to recommend it - not 
least of which are the hilarious 
graphics and animation. Not only 
that but some really stunning 
puzzfes. Highly recommended. 

CODEMASTERS 

Mever without at least ten new 
titles a week. Those Darling 
Boys, aka Codemasters. have 
got a goodly wedge of stuff too. 
International Rugby Simulator 
(Spec, C64, Ams; £2.99. ST; 
fl9.99dk) lor a start, with some 
very splendid graphics on the ST. 
Pro Sh Simulator i Amiga onry; 
£] 9. 99dkf finally on the 16blit 
ter, BMX Freestyle iSpec and 
Ams; £2 99cs) a bit like A TV 
Sim, but with more things to do, 
Ninja Massacre (Ha ha ha ha.., er 
Spec. C64 and Ams; £2 99cs) 
as the ultimate Gauntlet clone, it 
S62 here, the freshly renamed 
SAS Combat Simulator (Spec 
and Ams; £2.99cs), a yeh beat 
em-up called Btgfoot (Spec and 
Ams; £2.99cs), Skateboard 
Simulator {Spec and Ams; 
£2.99cs) - of course, why didn't 
we think of that - and Death- 
stalker (Spec and Ams; £2.99cs) 
a super little arcade adventure of 
the slice'n'dice persuasion. 

K1XX 

A trio of e*-Gremlin and one US 
Gold releases - Footballer Of 
The Year (Spec, C64 and Ams; 



£2.99cs), Krakout (Spec, C64 
and Ams; £2.99cs), Way Of The 
Trger(Spec,C64, Ams. MSX, 
BBC and C16; £2,99cs) and 
finally and most significantly 
Leaderbcatd (Spec, C64 and 
Ams: £2.99cs>! Considering that 
you can buy Leaderboard on a 
number of compilations, check 




C64 there s also Traz, Samauri Warrior, Morpheus, 
Frightmare and Magnetron. Spectrum versions carry 
copies of Frightmare and Trai, Amstrad versions 
have Boggit, Activator and Endurance, and both 
Spectrum and Amstrad versions contain extra added 
Dark Sceptre and Catch 23. OK, so I said they 
weren't all that stunning. They're good games, but 
standing alongside the Supreme Challenge they 
look pretty pale indeed, 



REML 



GRAPHICS 



10 GREAT GAMES 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £12.99cs and £14.99dk) 



graphics at the time, as I recall, and they are imp re i 
sive, especially on the C64, Makes you want to grow 
a moustache and say "Chocks away. Ginger' and stuff 
like that. Check Ft out, Wing Commander. 



MASTERTRONIC 



MEGA PLAY 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £9.99cs. BBC version to follow) 

Unsurprisingly from the home of the Budget Burger, 
all the titles on the Mastertronic compilation are ex- 
budget games themselves, more of the £2.99 class 
than £1.99 as I recall. The games on the C64 version 




SPACE ACE 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £l2.99cs and £14.99dk) 
FLIGHT AGE 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £1 4.99cs and £ 1 7.99dk) 

Big games, big compilations, that's fruity old Gremlin, 
It turns out that the company is re-re leasing every 
game it ever made on three mega compilations. 1 0 
Great Games contains Leaderboard, 10th Frame, 
Last Mission, Rana Rama, Firelord and Frghter Pilot on 
all formats. On the Speccy and Amstrad there's 
ftocca, /mpossabaJf, City Slicker and Dragontorc, and 
on the C64 there's Uebounder, htdis Alpha, Eagles 
and Atley Kat. Something for everyone, I think you'll 
agree, I must declare a fondness for Leaderboard 
and Jeffy M inter's fridrs Alpha on the the 64, and 
knpossabatl on the Spectrum - these make it worth 
checking out 10 Greats on their own. 

Space Ace is a collection of loosely Sci-fi based 
games like Cyber rtOid, Worths tar, Zynaps, Trantor, 
Exofon, Venom Strikes Back and Xevious. Trantor is a 
pretty hot little number, not entirely removed from 
Probe's last job called Savage, I think you'll find! Fast 
and furious and worth a look. Cybernoid, Zynaps and 
Exoron's reputations precede them, of course, and 
certainly guarantee good sales for this one. 

Flight Ace is, as you'd expect, wriggling with 
flight sims, including ACE. Spitfire 40, Air Traffic 
Control, Tomahawk, Strike Force Harrier and ATF. 
Now then! .4 if was a pretty amazing game, and rated 
huge mounds of points everywhere. Its a cross 
between a flight sim and an arcade game, with grip- 
ping graphics and an action-packed gameplay. You 
can skim the surface of the play area in the terrain-fol- 
lowing mode, which is an exciting way ol avoiding 
enemy radar, as any cruise missile will tell you. Spit- 
fire 40 was something of an award winner for its 



are Pipeline II, Agent X //, Rapid Fire, Cage Match, 
Street Beat (previously called Ghetto piaster or some- 
thing, wasn't it?) and Destruens. Most of these games 
come from the pre-ACE days that time forgot, all that 
is except Agent X It, which in Issue 4 rated a 616. On 
the Spectrum and Amstrad it's Agent X II, Desfructo, 
Zub, Rasterscan, Curse Of Sherwood., and 1 80. A bit 
of a ho hum selection really, and apart from the 
impressive and amazingly programmed Zub, a couple 
of quid too expensive. 



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(ST, Amiga; £29.99dk) 

A truly blockbusting trio of games here. If you didn't 
buy them the first time around, then you must now. 
Starglider was THE Amiga and ST game for a couple 
of years, and if you haven t heard of it you must have 
had your head in a bucket of sand for the last IS 
months, After Stargtider had made its impact and left 
to storm America, Cinemaware's Defender Of The 
Crown knocked the spots off of EVERYBODY S boxer 
shorts, and was hailed as the perfect Amiga game. 
This is mostly due to the superbly drawn graphics, 
and owes nothing to the gameplay, which to my mind 
is just a little simplistic. Psygnosis' Barbarian was a 
peculiar little beat-em-up, which was also praised lor 
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down the shop and getting it 
today. Way of the Ttger isn t bad 
at all, and rates with me as one 
of the more interesting martial 
arts games of the last two years. 
And let's face it, there have been 
a few quite doppy ones, 

SILVER BIRD 

Telecom soft ha s a wedge of 
games that would choke a bison, 
rot that I've tested this you under- 
stand. Firstly there's International 
Speedway (Spec, C64 and Ams; 
£1.99). This is a super race 
game which allows you to play 
with dirtbikes without having your 
reck broker, or being splattered 
from head to trainers ir mud. You 
race against four other bikes and 
go though local competitions up 
to International level. JWotorcross 
Mama [C64 only; £1.99}, is a mul- 
tiload race game which not only 
presents you with different haz- 
ards, but also gives you better 
and better bikes to choose from. 
Scuba Krdz (Spec, C64, Ams and 
MSX; £1 .99), as well as being the 
900,000th Telecom soft release 
ending in a Z, is your search to 
rescue the rippers from the Evil 
Sea Lord's undersea cave. Kwarl 
There are eight treacherous, evil 
and cruel caves to navigate, and 
watch out for the nifty shark dis- 
guise! But the funniest release 
has to be Billboard (Spec, C64 
and Ams; £1 .99). Silver-bird' s 
great tradition of puzzle games. 
{Huh? Ed} puts you on a ladder cm 
a billboard, piecing together puz- 
zle pictures which have been split 
into bits, from 4 to 64 pieces 
depending or the leveL It's your 
task to fit them all together again. 
Brill. 





being repetitive. Having said that, we are talking 
some very ritzy looking games. If you like strategy 
games, then try before you buy is my advice. They do 
iook very good on the monitor, and will certainly 
impress your *H)it owning chums. 



MEGAPACK 

(ST and Amiga; £24.95dk) 

One of the few other 16-bit compilations worth look- 
ing at is Tynesoft's festive collection, containing Win- 
ter Olympiad, Mousetrap, Ptutos, Seconds Out, Frost 
Byte, and a previously unreleased game called Sui- 
cide Mission. On the ST the unreleased game is 
something called Blood Fever, Winter Olympiad didn't 
score over-well m the issue of ACE (around the 500- 
600 mark) but the graphics weren't bad at all. 
Although nothing different as a sports game, it will 
doubtless please fans of this genre. 




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RASTERSCAN, CURSE OF SHER 
WOOD, and 180.) 



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BIONIC COMMANDOS, ROLLING THUN- 
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• COMMAND PERFORMANCE 

(Spec, C64 and Ams; £12.99xs and 
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£9.99cs) 

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» GO CRAZY (Spec, C64 and Ams; 



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£19.99dk. 3.5' version £24.99dk> 
WORLD GAMES, IMPOSSIBLE MISSION 
II, STREET SPORTS BASKETBALL 



ACTIVE DISTRIBUTION 

• EAS COMPILATION (Amiga only; 2 
disks £9.95d>0 

MOTORCYCLE RACING, BREAKOUT 
CLONE, CAR RACING GAME 



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STARGLIDER, DEFENDER OF THE 
CROWN. BARBARIAN I LSI 



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• 10 GREAT GAMES (Spec. 064 and 
Ams; £12.99cs and £14.99dk) 
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all formats): ROCCA. IMPOSSABALL. 
CITY SLICKER. DRAGONTORC (on Bie 
Spectrum and Amstrad); REBOUNDER, 
IRICKS ALPHA. EAGLES . ALLEY KAT 
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» SPACE ACE ISpec. C64 and Ams; 
Jil2.99csandil4.99dk) 
CYBERNOID, NORTHSTAR, ZYNAPS, 
TRANTOR. EXOLON, VENOM STRCKES 
BACK, XEVIQUS 

• FLIGHT ACE (Spec, C64 and Ams; 
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ACE, SPITFIRE 40, AIR TRAFFIC CON 
TRQL, TOMAHAWK. STRIKE FORCE 
HARRIER, ATF 

• 10 MEGA GAMES [Spec, C64 and 
Ams;£l2.99c5and£14.99dkl 
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BLOOD VALLEY, MASTERS OF THE 
UNIVERSE 



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• THE IN CROWD (Spec, C64 and ; 
Ams:£l2.95cs) 

BARBARIAN, CRAZY CARS, KARNOV. 
GRYZOR, PREDATOR, COMBAT 
SCHOOL, TARGET: RENEGADE. PLA- 
TOON 

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RASTAN, SLAP FIGHT, RENEGADE, 
ARKANOID. FLYING SHARK. REVENGE 
OF DOH ARKANOID II, BUBBLE BOB- 
BLE. LEGEND OF KAGE 



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• FRANK BRUNO'S BIG BOX (Spec, 
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£17.99dkf 

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IKARI WARRIORS. THUNDERCATS. 
BUGGY BOY, DRAGON'S LAIR, 
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author himself. Baffled by BOM BUZ AL? Tony Crowther, designer of more than a few of the tortuous levels, 
gives part of the inside story on defusing explosives, with a few tips thrown in by the man in the Mirrorsoft 
office who gets away with spending most of his day in front of Bombuzal: Mark Jordan. 

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■ Tony Crowther (above) and Mir- 
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An easy way to complete a level is to blow up all 
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Study the map of each level carefully before 
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When teleporting, the explosions occur before 
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When dealing with more than one nasty, try to 
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When using sighted droids you may activate 
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TRICKS ' N ' TACTICS 




if anyone out there knows how to get the best out of POWER- 
DROME, it is almost certainly the man who wrote it: Mike Pow- 
ell. So if you're driving the Typhoon more like a Morris Minor at 
the moment, check out what Mike has to say, slip on those driv- 
ing gloves, grab a joystick and see if you can better the Mas- 
ter's personal best lap timings... 



FLYING YOUR TYPHOON 

Powerdrome, more so than most race games, 
requires a certain amount of practice before you 
can play it well. When a player first starts, the 
mouse could well appear very sensitive. It has to 
be like this for the harder twisty tracks, where 
you might want to go from full left bank to fuH 
right in 1/1 Oth of a second. The joystick is a little 
easier for beginners,, but for precision and fast 
direction changes, you have to use the mouse. 

First of all, scale down the elevator 
response on the tune-up screen. If you still find 
yourself smashing into every available hard sur- 
face, turn the y-tock option on in the pits. After 
maybe a quarter of an hour on the oval track 
you should be getting the hang of it, and can 
increase the sensitivity. 




FAST CORNERING 

To turn the Typhoon, all you do is bank over. 
However, this isn't the fastest possible turn 
rate. To achieve this, first of all get the craft 
flipped nearly at right angles, then pull back on 
the mouse , using your elevators effectively as 
a rudder. 

Use the racing line. Just as on ground- 
based racing, the fastest line through a corner 
is from the outside of the track to the inside 
and back to the outside as the curve ends. In 
this way you straighten out the turn as much as 
possible. In three dimensions it is a little harder 
to do, but the principle is the same. When on 
an outside section of the track, fly as close as 
possible to the sky force field - not onry is it 
less damaging than hitting the ground but the 
track is wider at that height. 

Going into an underground section is one 
of the most difficult manoeuvres to get right in 
Powerdrome, but also one of the most satisfy- 
ing when you can get it right. The fastest way 
is not to brake at all but to flip the racer on its 
back and pull back. Then roll through 180 
degrees with the natural curve of the track and 
pull back again, 

SAFE AFTERBURNING 

You won't get a really fast lap without using 
afterburners. However, only use them when 
pointing straight or you could have a bad day. 
Overheating engines is a problem, mainly on 
the test oval with its four long straights, so 
keep an eye on the temperature gauges; if you 
blow an engine it cancels out any time you 
might have made up. 

FILTER CHANGES 

When a storm is brewing up, the decision must 
be made as to whether to go into the pits and 
change filters. Weigh up how many laps are left 
- do you need a fuel/repair stop anyway? You 
can take a chance and continue without chang- 
ing, but the storm may be a lot longer than you 
thought. 

FUEL USAGE 

Try to judge which type of fuel to use depend- 
ing on the track you're about to race on. If 
you're really good on that particular track, use 




THE WAY T >l 



Premium for maximum speed, rf it's one of your 
weaker tracks, though, use Economy as the 
extra speed will probably only make you crash 
more often. The race length matters too; on a 
short one a pit stop near the end of the race 
may mean the difference between first and 
last. 

RACE TACTICS 

The fastest way to enter the RoboPit is to 
scream down the pit lane and, timing it just 
right, cut the engines before you reach your 
pit. Alternatively, if you're going way too fast to 
slow down m time r smash into the nearest 
available wall. 

DAMAGE REPAIR 

If it's nearly the end of the race, don't bother to 
get repairs done, just try and limp round. If you 
have to go in the pits for fuel though, just 
changing the nosecone costs no extra time. 
Find out your lead time just before you go in, 
you then have an idea of what you can change. 



132 Advanced Computer Entertainment 



TRICKS ' N * TACTICS 




LAY ACCORDING TO MIKE POWELL. 



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the 
ash 
in a 
ace 
and 



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TRACK TIPS 

Test Oval. No real secret to this one - just use 
as much afterburner as you can, short of trash- 
ing your engines. 

My best Jap: 11 24 sees 

AntarCorp Very narrow underground section, 
se try and stay m the middle of the track. Vertical 




underground chicane can be taken flat out - just. 
My best fap: 53. 1 7 sees 

Clorotek. Entry to underground section is diffi- 
cult as it's just after a right curve. Use the flip 
upside down technique. The section from 
underground exit to start line should be flown 
with judicious use of afterburners. 

My best lap: 38.35 sees 

Otyaka. This darkened underground section is 
difficult at first, but not as hard as it seems when 
you know which way the track goes. After you 
come out onto the surface again, the section 
from the exit of the right-hand hairpin to the start 
can be taken flat out, but only if you get your line 
exactly right through the series of chicanes. 

My best /ap: 56,58 sees 

Banzai. This is probably the hardest of the six 
tracks. Mono Standard fuel is usually the best 
choice here as it is difficult to use me extra 
speed of Nitra, Slow down to half speed for 



the dip under the track as a crash here can 
cost a lot of time. 

My best lap: 59. 18 sees 

Apocalyt. The very tight hairpin (third corner 
from the start} should be taken about 30% 
speed. Alternatively, if you're not too damaged 
already, scream straight into the comer and 
smash into the wall to lose the speed. The 
underground loop takes some practice U^e 
very gentle corrections on the mouse - if you 
crash here, it's difficult to build up speed again. 
My best lap: 38.90 sees 

DATA LINK MODE 

If you know someone with an ST, get together 
and play against them in DataNnk Mode. For the 
satisfaction of beating someone you know it's 
worth the small cost of a cable. If one of you is 
a lot better than the other, you can introduce 
handicaps by, say, the fast one using the slow- 
est fuel and no afterburners. If there's several 
of you, have a knockout competition. 

Advanced Computer Entertainment 1 33 



TRICKS '■SI' TACTICS 



WIN £150 WORTH OF SOFTWARE? 



Bursting into 1989. we've 
suddenly got all gener- 
ous. Throughout the year, 
we plan to hand out £150, 
ye$ £150 worth of soft- 
ware lo the sender of 
each month's Top Tip. If 
you want to get a piece of 
the action, send in your 
lips, POKEs. maps or 
detailed playing guides, 
and do it now! We're not 
interested in second- 
hand tips, or detailed 



guides on how to play 
games lor the ZX8Q- If* 
brand-new tips for the 
games in the last couple 
of issues that we're look- 
ing for. And remember, 
you may not win the top 
prize, but we're also giv- 
ing five people the 
chance to own the game 
of their choice for their 
machine. Make sure you 
send us a list of the 
games you'd like to get H 



your tip comes top of the 
pile * select titles trom the 
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available. 

Send your contributions 
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4 QUEEN STREET 
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LAST NINJA 2 



■ To get things roiling, here's how 
to complete the first level on the 
Spectrum. 

From the starting room, go behind the curtain 
and punch the wall box that flashes as you 
enter. Return to the first room and fall through 
the now open trap door. You should now see 
a key on the floor, take the key arid exit. 
Leave the next screen by the bottom exit and 
on the following screen you'll find some 
shuriken in a box - take the shunken. 

Go through the gap in the wall and into 
the next room, where you'll see a knife jug- 
gler. Pass the juggler and go into the next 
room. Throw a shuriken at the man in this 
room and then take the map before climbing 
the wall bars and exiting by the left. Jump the 
gaps and pick up the pole and then jump back 
into the previous room. Walk backwards onto 
the wall bars and you will climb back down 
them, leave and go past the juggler again 
before leaving the next room by the right hand 
exit. 

Go through the gap in the wall and enter 
the next room, throw a shuriken at the man 
and pick up the first half of the rice flail whilst 
in the women's toilets. Retrace your steps to 



2 




the gap in the wall and go into the next room. 
Throw a shuriken at the man and pick up the 
other half of the rice flail in the women's toi- 
lets again. Leave the room and pick up the 
hamburger at the hot dog stand. Leave by the 
top exit and you should be at the gate room. 
Go to the middle of the gate whilst holding the 
key and pick up, then go through the gate. 
Jump the river by using the boat (this needs 
practice!) and leave. 

In the next room are some bees - avoid 
them and go up the winding path. When yoj 
get to the middle of the path, run and then 
jump onto the island. Go to the bushes and 
poke the boat with the stick and it should move 
away. Then move to the bottom edge of the 
island and run and jump back onto the path. 
Now cross the river by using the boat and 
leave the park. Now load in the second level. 

■ Jason Richardson, Wincanlom. 



PLATOON 



■ Here's a handy tip for ST owners. 

Type in HAMBURGER - HILL when the title 
screen appears and the word CHEAT' appears 
below the programmers" names. Start the game 
and you'll find that pressing F2 takes you 
straight to the TNT. F3 takes you straight to the 
bridge and F4 takes you straight to the village. 

■ Mark Be 1 1 wood. M or eca robe. 

1 34 Advanced Computer Entertainment 



SUPER MARIO BROS 



■ The classic Nintendo game has been around for quite a while, but 
do you know how to set off the fireworks? Or why you should destroy 
Super Mario? Read on... 



THE WARP ZONES 

There are three warp zones 
m SMB, the first is at the 
end of World 1-2. Take the 
elevator up and jump over to 
the too. Run to the right and 
you'll find a room containing 
three pipes - these lead to 
Worlds 2 S 3 and 4. At the 
end of World 4-2, take the 
elevator to the top and run 
to the right where you'll find 
a warp zone leading to 
World 5. To get quickly to 
World 8 though, jump up in 
World 4-2 to make the invisi- 
ble blocks, appear. Get onto 
the blocks and hit a brick to 
make a vine appear. Climb 
the vine and run to the right 
white collecting coins. Then 
you'll come to the final warp 
zone that leads to Worlds 6, 
7 and 8. 

In World 4-2 there are 
other hidden blocks in 




places that look empty at 
first. Stand on the blocks to 
get the 1-UP Mushroom, or 
other goodies. 

The fireworks can be set 
off when you jump onto the 
pole at the end of each level. 
The secret of the fireworks 
lies in the last digit of the 
time indicator. Jump onto 
the pole when the number is 




a one, three or six and and 
the fireworks will go off 
once, three or six times. 
Since each explosion is 
worth 500 points, time your 
jump well! 

One defensive tactic is 
to let Super Mario die. He 
then turns into a semi-trans- 
parent Mario and is invulner- 
able for a few seconds. 

Just before the end of 
World 3-1 there is a stair- 
way, When Koopa Troopa 
comes down the stairway 
and reaches the lowest step, 
jump on him to make him 
stop and then keep jumping 
on him and score a 1-UP for 
every jump - up to 100! 
Don't go over the 100 
though, or the game will be 
over. 

If you lose all your Mar- 
k>s - annoying when you've 
got to World 8 - press the 
start button while holding 
down the A button. You'll 
now be able to start on level 
one of the last World you vis- 
ited. However, you only get 
another three Marios. 

Remember, Mario runs 
faster when you press the B 
button, so at the end of trie 
Bonus stage in the clouds in 
World 3 - at the place where 
every other block is in line - 
hold down the B button and 
you can collect all the coins 
without falling down. 



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This month there's 
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Still, we'll give Paul 
Webster a copy of 



Operation Wolf tor 
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To tat Eclipse for his 
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SPACE HARRIER 



If getting ttirojgh the ST version of the game is 
still proving too tough - despite the glorious 
guide on page 136 - simply type this listing in to 
ST basic and save it. Then insert a blank disk on 
which you have previously created an AUTO fold- 
er, and run the program. 

Now, reset the computer with the disk still in 
the drive and wait until the drive motor stops. Put 
the Space Harrier disk 1 into the drive and hit a 
key. The game should load as normal but with 
infinite credit {you may continue playing after los- 
ing all your lives, as often as you like). 

10 rem infinite credit tor Space Harrier 
20 addr-&ii7fdOQ 

30 det seg=0 "1985 version of BASIC only 
40 for f=0 to 239 step 2 
50 read w$; poke addr+f,val("&h"+w$) 
60 next f 

70 bsave *aLrto'\$hcheat-prg H I addr,240 
30 end 

90 data 601 a, 0,ce,0,0 r 0,0,0 

100 data 0,0,0,0,0,0,2361,4 

110 data 203c,0, 800, 2200, d28d, 281 ,ffff,fffe 

120 data 

2e41 ,2f00,2f0d,4267,3l3c\4a r 4e41 ,3f3c 
130 data 8,4e41 ,4267,4879,0,02,3*30,4© 
140 data 

4e4 1 ,4a40 , 66e8 , 42a7 ,42a7 , 4879 , 0,c2 
ISO data 

2f3c,4b,3.4e41,2e40,2e00,2040,91fc 
160 data 0,300,2848,2030,0,11,2088,400 
1 70 data 5ic8,fffa,397c,42a,i a,397c,3ea. 1 S 
100 data 91 f 0,0, 4,30bC,4e75, 243c, 0,200 
190 data 263c, 0,d4e 7 4eac,14,d9fc,0, 444 
200 data 

2c6f , 1 0,294e , 98c , 2f07,4eac,2f e , 4eac 

210 data 4e,4eac.a0,ddfc,0,bc46,2cbc,4e71 

220 data 

4e71 ,4eac, 1 a4 ,4eac , 200 ,4aao, 232,61 75 
230 data 746f ,5c61 ,2e70,7267,0,0,2c, 1 400 

■ Mark Richardson, Preston 



ELITE 



■ If you own an ST, if you keep getting wasted by Thargoids, and if 
you'd like to cheat - simply type in the following listing and run it for a 
few handy accessories! 



Running the listing creates a saved game on 
a disk which offers the following: A front mili- 
tary laser, a beam laser on each side and a 
mining laser on the rear You will also get 
four missiles, an energy bomb, a docking 
computer, fuel scoop, ECM jammer, large 
cargo bay, escape pod and over 10,000 
credits. When you RUN the program, it will 
save a file onto disk called CHEAT. CDR\ 
Next time you want all the above features, 
simply load up Elite and then load in the 
saved game created. NOTE the program will 
not work with Hisoft Basic. 

100 rem ELITE CHEAT 

110 rem By Paul Webster 

120 rem READ THE NOTES FIRST 

130def seg=0: rem 1985 basic only 

140 chksum=0: addr=&h7f<J00 

150 for i=0 to 15 

160 print "reading data: Line n ;30Q+(i*lO) 

1 70 for j=0 to 1 5 step 2 

180 read w$: word=val ( H &h H +w$) 

190 poke add r+{(i'16)+j), word 

200 ch ks u m-chks urn +wo rd 

21 0 if chksum>29S75 then chksum=chk- 

sum AND &hFFF 

220 next j 

230 read crik 

240 if chkochksum then print "Error in 

data at line ";.300+(i*l0>: end 

250 chksum=0: next i 

260 print "data read ok, creating file," 

270 bsave "CH E AT-C PR" , addr,256 

260 print "finished." 

290 end 

300 DATA 

FFF E.A7B6, F9B2 T 4 E A B, F7 F 1 , D2 F4 , F3F3 

,5445,25390 

310 DATA 

EFA5.E D AA. EBEE.E9FR FFE6 ,65 E4 ,63E 

E,E1E1,3797 

320 DATA 



DFDF.DDDD.QDDA.D9D9.D7D6.55D6.53 

D3.D1DC2238 

330 DATA 

CFCE r C DCC , C BCA,C9C8,C 7C6 , C5C4 , C 

3C2,C1C0,1592 

340 DATA 

BFBE, BDBC , BB BA, B9 BS , B7B6 , B5 B4, B3 

B2 r BlBO f 1464 

350 DATA 

AFA E. AD AC, ABAA, A9 A8 r A7 A6 P A5A4 , ASA 

2AJA0/I336 

360 DATA 

9 F9 E,9D9C,9B9 A,9998 , 9796 , 9594 , 9392 9 

190.1208 

370 DATA 

8 Ffi E ,8D8C , m& A , &988 ,8786 ,8584, 8382,8 

180,1080 

390 DATA 

7F7E , 7D7C , 7B7A , 7978 ,7514 7574 , 7372 , 7 

175,347 

390 DATA 

6F6F.6D6C , 6B6A ,6928, 6775,654 1 ,6362 P 6 

160,25317 

400 DATA 

1 33 F p 2 B39 , 5B3 F,5958,5756,5554.5350 , 51 

50,21593 

410 DATA 

4F4E.4 D4C,4B4 A 7 4948,4746,4544,4342,4 

140,568 

420 DATA 

3 F3 E,3 D3C . 3B3 A . 3938 ,3736 , 3534 , 3332 ,3 

130,12728 

430 DATA 

2 F2 E,2D2C . 2B2A , 2928 , 2726 , 2524 , 2322 , 2 

120,20792 

440 DATA 

1F1E.1D1C.1B1A, 1918,171 6,1 51 4,1 312,1 

110,16568 

450 DATA 

OFOE , 0D0C ,060 A,0908,0706 ,0504 , 0302,0 
100,16440 

■ Paul Webster, Preston. 



LISTING 
OOPS! 

The Gremlins got in the 
works in September's issue 
and managed to mess up 
Mark Richardson's ST Alien 
Syndrome poke. 

Line 250 SHOULD have read: 

250 data 

0. 1 0.2040 . 2068 ,8,6 1 00, 1 e -2e40 

Line 260 SHOULD have read: 

260 data 

2f00.4eef,1 04,2a2e,2a00,5c6l ,7574,6f 
5c 

The listing WILL now work. 



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mi: . r • -i a 



Step right up, see the main attraction!, lyric soft welcomes you to the greatest show 
on earth Ring ling Bros and Barnum & Bailey combine to bring you Circus Games, 
capturing the thrills and excitement of the Big Top. 

We challenge you to attempt the High Wire - do Fllps b Cartwheels and Hand Stands 
then ride the Uni cycle. Try your hand at TfiCk Horse Riding - Attempi the daring 
teats on horse back and warm to the applause ot the crowd. For the real spirit of 
adventure Tiger Taming dares you to face the tierce Bengal Tigers. Make them 
stand on their p odiums, walk throw an obstacle course and jump through flaming 
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140 



Scrolls' latest product 
just missed our last 
issue, but we've used the time since and can 
bring you not only the review, but also an inter- 
view with author Phil South. Here's the lo* 
down, straight from the codpiece.,, 

Fish is a four-part game, with three intro- 
ductory scenarios and a larger game area n 
which the bulk of the action takes place. The 
game follows in the MS tradition, featuring 
excellent graphics, a powerful parser, and a 
good deal of weird humour, 

If the weird humour puts you off r dont 
despair, Compared to The Pawn - and certainly 
compared with Jinxter - Fish is... well... funnier, 
Although the faughs don't always come off, trie 
overall feeling is of a game with a more 
straightforward approach. The emphasis is on 
humour, not silliness. 

In common with games like Lords of Time 
and leather Goddesses of Phobos, Fish ere 
ates a scenario in which you can move from 
one adventureworid to another. The story goes 
something like this; 

You are an Inter-Dimensionaf Espionage 
Operative with the power to 'warp' from one 
body to another. Your host body can be any- 
thing from a cod to a camel to a chartered 
accountant. In Fish, you are variously a gold- 
fish, a music technician and a rock star (among 
others}. This allows you to explore a number of 
very different worlds and, interestingly, one of 
the technical problems MS had to oyercome in 
the game was adapting the logic to different 
bodies. Fish, after all, can't always get the 
same things that humans can. 

Your opponents in the game are the Seven 



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Deadly Fins. From your goldfish bowl, where 
you start the game, you warp first to three dif- 
ferent locations, solve a series of puzzles, and 
then launch off into Fishworld to do battle with 
the ungodly. 

Unfortunately, there are some seriously 
untidy programming glitches in VI .0 for the ST. 
When we first saw this version, we were 
assured that the bugs had been fixed, but they 
were still there in the production version we 
finally received for review. 

Most of the time the errors are not too 
serious, though it is annoying to be told that 
there is a switch on the wall, then to be told a 
moment later that 'There isn't a switch here to 
do that". Of more importance is a bug concern- 
ing the solution of one of the puzzles - so I'll 
put sufferers out of their misery now by advis- 
ing them to play all three cassettes at once, 
one after the other and not to bother removing 
them from the player in between plays. 



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Those puzzles that are not afflicted by 
such problems (!) have a pleasing logicality to 
foem, which is one of MS S strong points. The 
game as a whole is best compared to Guild of 
Tfteves - it has a coherent atmosphere, a 
strong storyline, and a series of fairly compre- 
hensible objectives. You couldn't realty ask for 
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THE ACE VERDICT 

More gameplay than Common, better game 
design than Jimrr&r. and not as Quirky as The 
Pawn. This is definitely MS s best release since 
Guiirj of Thteves, even rf version 1 .0 on the ST is 
spot by some careless programming. 

LANDSCAPE 95 SYSTEM S3 
CHALLENGE 92 ENCOUNTERS SO 



"...so there we were, siting 
on a coach, talking as we 
do «n an abstract fashion 
about peculiar things, when 
I said to John - 'You're a 
fish. Go west and what do 
you see?'. From that sug- 
gestion came the idea of 
saving the world from your 
goJdfish bowl. John wenr 
strangely quiet, arid a lew 
hours later he called me 
and said we were writing a 
game lor Magnetic Scrolls," 

So (hat's how it hap- 
pens, eW> John Molloy n 
music technologist, and 
Phil South, mind mechanic, 
[aided by devil's advocate 
Peier Kemp and MS staffer 
Rob SteggJes) are the first 
outside game designers to 
produce an adventure 
under contract for Mag 
Scrolls. It looks like being a 
great success, despite the 
problems ot creative col- 
laboration. 

"I'm pleased it has 
come out so well," admits 
Phil. "I couldn't write in the 
MS style unfortunately, but 
the original flavour of the 
game has come through, 
although it was written by a 
sort of committee." 

The original purpose 
involves creating a consis- 
tent reality in a world full of 
water - not an easy thing 
to do at all. Phil and John 
went all out for consistency 
of logic m the design of the 
scenario and the puzzles. 
Their main aim was the 
suspension of disbelief 
regarding "fish people in a 
fishy world". 

The game owes a lot to 
Phil, John and Pete's early 
experiences with Infocom 
games. Sorcerer and 
Enchanter were their 
favourites. "I liked all their 
early stuff, but those two 
games I played extensiveiy. 
I also played The Hobbit 
and solved it without help, 
which 1 was very proud of. 
Jewels ot Darkness has 
been another favourite of 
mine." 

Interestingly, Phil 
regards adventure games 
as multi- player experiences. 
"I prefer to play with some- 
one else around, and look 
on them very much as two- 



player games." The image 
you gel is of someone for 
whom adventuring is above 
all a means of having fun - 
a feeling that definitely 
comes across while playing 
Fish. As a result he has a 
pragmatic attitude to games 
in general: 

"I don't agree wtth 
over -complex parsers that 
can't guess misspelt words 
- even rf it's only by evad- 
ing the problem and requir- 
ing only a few letters for 
each word. Infocom used 
to have a parser that only 
read the first four letters, 
and I think I'd prefer that to 
something so complicated 
it gets m the way." 

ACE certainly agrees 
with him about overly com- 
plex parsers. In the MS 
parser, for example, you 
can type GO NORTH and 
you simply bump yojr -yowv. 



into a door if there's one 
there and it's closed. This 
doesn't actually happen in 
real life -people open 
doors (unless they're 
locked) - they don't walk 
into them. Complexity at 
the expense of reality is 
simply a waste of effort. 

So will Phil be collabo- 
rating on any more games 
for Mag Scrolls? Or for 
anyone, come to that? 

"I'm sure I will," he 
chirps, "I've got lots of 
ideas, but at the moment 
there are none that would 
make a good adventure - 
ideas for stories, books, 
but not for games." Sooner 
or later, however, we will 
doubtless be seeing more 
from this gent. "I did have 
an idea - Leather Clad 
Rent Boys Of Doom - but 
oddly enough no one want- 
ed it Wonder why?" 



Phil South. With a name like that, you just HAVE to 
ptay adventures! 




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ADVENTURES 



AAA 1988 
- THE ACE ADVENTURE AWARDS 




Mi ndfighter. . .M on 
o graphics, luke- 
warm receptidi*. 



BIGGEST 

DISAPPOINTMENT 
OF THE YEAR 

Candidates for this 
much coveted award 
include Abstracl Con- 
cept's Mindfighler. 
Lancelot Infocom's 
Borderzone and 
Sherlock Holmes, plus Magnetic Scrolls' 
Jinxter. After much debale, the winner is: 
Mindfighter t complete with a pnnted guide 
to insomnia. 

Congratulations Anna, but we know 
you'll pull found with release number 2. 

WEIRDEST GAME OF THE YEAR 

Three strong candidates here - Beyond 
Zork for its shameless pursuit of the 
Coconut of Guendor r together with its flirta- 
tion with rote-playing: Slaine tor a user 
interlace that defied belief as the com- 
mands flashed through the hero's brmn; 
and finally, the undoubted winner, Infocom's 
Nord'n'Bert Couldn't Make Head Nor 
Taifof Jf...and neither could anyone else! 

MOST INNOVATIVE GAME OF THE 
YEAR 

Entries here include Plundered Hearts, tor " 
its excursion into romance; Icom's games 
for their user interface; Legend of he 



Sword for its scrolling on-screen map; 
Nord'n'Bert\o\ its game structure; and 
ingrid's Sack for its character development. 
There was much debate over this award, 
but in the end il was decided that by open- 
ing up a different approach to narrative 
within adventuring, Plundered Hearts 
Should get the prize, ingrid's 9ack comes a 
close second, but characters are only as 
important as the story within which they 
appear. 



BEST VALUE OF 
THE YEAR 

No contest... it's got 
to be Time and 
Magik from Level 
9/Mandarin. Three 
games for the price 
of one, and not one a 
turkey. 




Time and Magik - 
Ijest valu* for 
money around . 



BEST RPG-INFLUENCED GAME OF 
THE YEAR 

Candidaies here include Ultima V ? 
Bards Tale 111, Pool of Radiance, and 
Wasteland. There's a clear winner here, 
natureilemeni, and by the beard ol Black- 
thorne, it has to be Ultima V closely fol- 
lowed by Wasteland and Pool of Radiance. 
For ihose who want a good chop, however, 
BTltl still ranks near the top. 



PRETTIEST GAME OF THE YEAR 

Up on the caiwalk we have the Magnetic 
Scrolls products, chased petulantly oft the 
stage by those romantic French chappies 
with Mortvitte Manor and Chronoquest (via 
Psygnosis). The prize finally goes to 
Mortvitte Manor with its sexy voice synthe- 
sis and alluring interior locations, Not much 
of a brain, though. 

GAME OF THE YEAR 

Again, it seems there's a clear winner. 
A game that has succeeded in widening the 
market lor its own producl style, is on 
course to sell a million copies, held the Pil- 
grim captive at the keyboard for weeks, and 
stopped much of the work in the offices of 
magazines around the country . Uitima V. 
Concerning which, the best story we've 
heard to date is the man who rang us up 
aboul the game from the office ol a famous 
news agency, told us he was just loading it 
up., and asked whether rt was any good. 

When we tried to 
phone him back, he'd 
left his desk with the 
disk and gone home- 
He didn'1 return tor 
three weeks' Just one 
among many similar 
Ultima V: Game tales of Shameless 
of the year. addiction.. 




THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF 1988... 

...and a few questions about the future of adventuring. 



There's no doubt about it - we've seen 
more changes in the adventure scene dur- 
ing 1988 than during the five previous 
years. Noi since 1983 and the launch at 
The Hobbit has there been a more signifi- 
cant year for the adventurer. 

The keynole has been the emergence 
in strength of role-playing influences. ACE 
reviewed no less than eight RPG-influenced 
Mies in the adventure section during the 
year - and thai doesn't include titles {such 
as Pool of Radiance and Heroes of the 
Lance) thai were reviewed elsewhere in the 
magazine. Even Infocom is entering the 
RPG arena with Journey- not yet seen 
over here in the UK but looking strong on 
visual presentalion at least. 

Apart from that, there have bean two 
other developments which should prove 
highly significant. The first is Level 9's 
dogged pursuit of character development. 
Everyone knows what we think about this - 
characters have to be the way lorward lor 
true interactive fiction development. At pre- 
sent there is Still too much money going inlo 



graphics and user interface development, 
and not enough into the mechanics of char- 
acter handling. 1999 could see a change 
here... 

The other obvious change is the move 
towards 1 6-bit- For adventurers, this Simply 
means more concentration on disk-based 
games with larger scenarios and betier 
graphics, In the case of the Amiga and the 
PC. it wtil also see greater penetration of 
this market by American software houses, 
That's not bad news - Magnetic Scrolls and 
Level 9 need to be kept on their toes 1 In the 
past. American games such as Tass Times 
in Tonefown and Borrowed Time kept 
reminding us of another, equally rewarding 
adventure tradition. 

THE CRYSTAL BALI 

What does 1989 hold? Here are some pre- 
dict ions; 

MAGNETIC SCROLLS will stop releas- 
ing tilles in the autumn of 1989 while they 
debug their new RPG-based system... 



LEVEL 9 will produce an icon -driven 
game for Christmas (see news story else- 
where) 

SIERRA ON-LINE will produce a top- 
selling game for the PC that will be convert- 
ed onto the ST and Amiga and make this 
company one of the bigger names of 1 9S9. 

INFOCOM will cut prices dramalically 
and produce a budget rang ft ol games, 

A FRENCH ADVENTURE will reach 
the lop ten in the charts on the Atari ST 

ABSTRACT CONCEPTS will relaunch 
with a new adventure development sysiem. 

US GOLD will launch a dedicated fan^ 
lasy Label. 

A RUSSIAN ADVENTURE will enter 
the rumour mill but never appear. 

A JAPANESE COMPANY will produce 
a fantasy role-playing game for the coin -op 
markei I hat will be licensed and produced 
by US GOLD. 

The last TEXT ONLY game to be com- 
mercially produced will be released by 
TO POL OG I K A 

Happy 19fl9! 



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ADVENTURE 



NO PROBLEM! 



THE MESSAGE BOARD 



What?? Only one letter this month? Not for long, 
we hope. From next issue onwards, we'll be 
printing readers' letters in this space - and giv- 
ing away some great prizes to the writers of 
those that really sparkle. The price ol a stamp, 
together with your views on any aspect of 
adventuring, could put your name on these 
pages. ..so |ump to it, and you might win a Iree 
game into the bargain! 

SHODDY? 

I enclose a solution to ingnd's Back (Thanks, 
Rob.) which I personally consider to be infinite 
ly superior to its predecessor, Gnome Ranger. 
Since the latter won the award for Best Adven- 
ture last year, I cannot see how Ingrid's Back 
can fail to follow up on its success. I reckon 
that it would even get my vote ahead of 
Beyond Zonk, 

However, the game is choc-a-oloc with 
bugs, inconsistencies, and so on. I feel that 
both Level 9 and Magnetic Scrolls are in too 
much of a rush to get their games out and are 



cjttmg too many corners in the finishing 
stages as a result, What say you? 

By the way, I've gone back to Lancelot and 
found the missing 60 points. In the cell, give 
the love potion to the maid, who (alls in love 
with you and helps you to escape. I'm sure I 
tried that before with no success. Ho hum.,. 

Rob Marshall, Cheshire 

J didn't feet that Ingrid's Back was as bad 
as Lancelot in respect of untidiness , but I take 
your point. The problem with adventures has 
always been that 'commercial reality' - for 
which read 'need for dosh - has outweighed 
creative effort and ingenuity to some extent, 
Remember Software Project's Legionnaire for 
whatever ft was called}: trying to review it, I 
found that although you had to go upstairs to 
solve an early puzzle, the parser didn't under- 
stand any words for going downstairs. There 
were some interesting quotes from Software 
Profects about that game, none of which were 
printed... 



Yup, It's no problem when you've 
got people like James Neville of 
Lingfield and Rob Marshall, 
bringing you tips to hustle you out 
of the tightest spots. 

Keep the clues coming in, 
everyone. The beat way to submit 
them is on a postcard, with the 
name of the puzzle and the solution 
clearly stated. Send them to: Steve 
Cooke, co 4 Queen Street, Bath, 
BA1 1EJ. 




INGRID'S SACK 

Some tips on getting signatures 
for your petition... 
Sign it yourself. 

Get eight signatures at Gnel lie- 
field Farm - Gnoggin, Grandma, 
Arm ill a ria. Bumpy, Arback Garden, 
Gnoah, Dimple, and Gnora. 

Get biopsy to wait outside 
I sf runt's from door. Go to the back 
door and knock, then go back to the 
front.. 

Leave the petition on the table 
in the hermit's at Three Mote Hill, 
Return later to retrieve it (signed). 

CORRUPTION 

Get the stethoscope for use 
later in opening the safe. Turn the 
dial four times and take receipts, 
ledger and chips. 

Read everything in the briefcase 
to get extra points. 

You need to hand Over informa- 
tion on eight points to Goddard as 
well as telling Sergeant Russell 
about the Coke. The points are: affi- 
davit, certificate, conversation, 
tape, ledger, receipts, envelope and 
casino. You will need concrete evi- 
dence to hand over. 




PAT S PATCH 



Pat Winstanley continues her occasional column on DIY adven- 
ture writing. ..This month she looks at coping with numerous 
different player inputs, 



Modem commercial 
adventures have moved 
beyond the old 
verb/noun 'input format, 
allowing the player 
tremendous freedom of 
expression. This can 
cause headaches for the 
writer trying to allow tor 
different inputs which 
should produce the same 
result, necessitating an 
awful lot of conditions all 
of which are Identical 
except for the input 
which triggers them. 
However, users ol PAW 
and STAC can cheat a lit- 
tle by adjusting the play- 
er's Input before looking 
at the main condition 
tables. 

For example, think of 
lighting a lamp and the 
possible inputs which 
should work. Lamp on, 
on lamp, light lamp, turn 
light on, switch light on - 
the list is endless. If a 
condition is entered for 
each of these variations, 
memory will rapidly be 
used up. Much better is 
to use one condition to 
catch the players input, 
and transform it to the 



input required for the 
condition. 

With STAC this can 
be handled using system 
variables. Thus If we had 
a condition on the lines 
of: 

IF VERB LIGHT AND 
NOUN 'LAMP' AND 
RESET? (LIT) THEN SET 
(LITJ OK 

Changing the player's 
actual Input to read 'light 
lamp' is simply a matter 
Of using the command x 
WORD y which changes 
the number held in one of 
the variables NOUN1, 
VERB1 etc. This is most 
easily done In a special 
condition reserved for 
transforming inputs and 
would have entries like: 

IF VERB TURM' AND 
NOUN LIGHT AND 
ADVERB ON THEN 
LIGHT WORD 3 THEN 
LAMP' WORD 1 

You must make sure 
that 'light' is both a verb 
and a noun, though not 
necessarily the same 
number. 

The special condition 
containing this should be 
called at the beginning of 



each local condition 
which has an entry and 
the beginning of the law 
conditions too. 

PAW users can do 
much the same thing, 
setting up a process 
table which is called at 
the beginning of 
response, but in this 
case the word light" 
should have a number 
less than 20. The trans- 
forming entry would be 
something like: 

TURN LIGHT 
ADVERB "ON" 

LET 33 'LIGHT 

LET 34 'LAMP' 

Then in response, or 
a process table called 
from there, you would 
have Just one entry to 
light the lamp, 

Using this method 
saves having to repeat 
the rest of the conditional 
and action parts of the 
main condition 'entry and 
so saves more memory 
as the number of inputs 
- you allow for is 
increased- More impor- 
tantly, it helps make your 
game very friendly for the 
player. 



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At first SfgM, Forms in Right 2 seems 
a rattier homespun, MeSsDOS type of 
. package. Certainly the- interface is 
decidedly non-Amiga-standard, and is the worse 
for it. In tune it is possible to get used to the 
movable, triple-depth menu system, but the 
lack of keyboard equivalents and almost total 
absence of any iconic interface seems a rather 
quirky backward step. Nevertheless, once you 
pass this barrier thfe program proves, to be very 
powerful, offering a unique modelling system 
Lsing 'surface patches' to generate complex 
curved shapes from very simple flat surfaces, 
as well as & means to animate the curved 
shapes once they have been created. 

FORMS... 

The real power of the surface patch technique 
is provKJed by its ability t^fcange the number 

(Below left) NETTED DOLPHIN 

The final image (below right I is mad* up from a QSUAF, extruded along a curved path to 
form a series of similar surfaces linked by patches. The sl» of each cross- section 1 is 
adjusted to give the t apt ring body. Several more QSUHFs an given a little ffHektves* 
and positioned a% fins T tail, mouth parts and flippers. All surfaces are texture mapped 
from a single full screen IFF picture. Here, the full rendition was saved as an IFF tile, 
brought back as a background picture and the wire frame dolphin placed in front to 
show the structure, 



of Sides of an object quickly and eastly. The 
fundamental component used in Fom*- in 
Flight 2 {FiF 2) is trie 'surface'; either a f \M sur- 
face, an FSURF, with any number of control 
"nodes', or a three-dimensional surface, a 
QSURF, always^imited to four 'nodes 1 . For 
either type of surface the curve connecting two 
nodes can have any number of 'sides' but the 
more there aajthe smoother the curve wjII be. 
With one 'side%r instance the 'curve' would be 
straight, but with ten sfdes quite smooth" curves 
can be generated, a principle illustrated by the 
two yellow wire frame dolphins above. 

In practice the simple, one-sided form is 
very quick to render whereas the complex, mul- 
tiple-sided form can take several minutes, even 
in wire-frame^jjo avoid annoying delays during 
constructing the structure is rnodeHed initially 
using a simflte ahgulitr 'skeleton' that is easy to 



TWO VtLLOW DOLPHINS - the first stage 
in preparing an image with Forms In 
Flight, a package which allows complex 
curved shapes to be generated from sim- 
ple flat surfaces.., and then animated, 
The dolphin on the right has curves with 
one side' the other has eight. By increas- 
ing the number of 'sides' of each curve, • 
basic angular skeleton {with the advan- 
tage of a fast redraw time} can be trans- 
formed to a smooth organic shape. 



'.to increasing the number of 
r afehttorward command, beai> 



manipulate. Late/v 
sides with one str< 

tjfully curved objects can be generated. 

Because of this ability to transform rudi- 
mentary and angular structures into smoothly 
curved iorrns there is a great temptation to fry 
out' the final form as soon as possibfe. This 
shoul^only be attempted with care as it is very! 
easy, at least initially, tor the iov>ce to move 
the objefct or viewpoint into an awkward posi- 
tion , even upside-down. Recovering from this 3 
predicament can be quite difficult because 
the curious method used to move the viewpo ! 
or 'camera position'. 

Jpn many ways rotating the viewpoint is a 
like us*ng a mouse to control the spacecraft 
larch/Virus or the pJane in Flight Simulator 2. 
With lots of practice it might become intuitive 
but for the beginner it is forbidding. Part of the 
problem is caused by long redraw times which 
delay movements. If the ptogram replaced the 
object during a viewpoint/camera move by 9 
simple rectanguiar 3D box wrth the same orien- 
tation as the object being represented, move- 
ment could take place in real time. This solu- 
tion is used by Cahgart (see Graphic Accounts 
this issue) and seems the ideal way to hard.* 
object or viewpoint manipulation. 

As. well as the wire-frame mode, there are 
two other rendering techniques available in 
FiFZ shading and texture mapping. Compared 
to Sculpt Animate or Turbo Stiver, the shading 
mode is very limited. A maximum of 32 shades 
{in lo-res) are used but they are dithered very 
effectively, and Phong Shading is used to 
smooth out angular and faceted surfaces. 
There is no ray {racing and only one r fixed light 

(Below right) SPOTTED DOLPHIN. 
A spotted dolphin flies through the 
waves - the finished image created with 
Farms In Flight 2. this time shown in ell 
its glory without the wireframe grid. The 
background is an IFF image produced 
using Deluxe Paint II. 




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source. IFF pictures can be brought in and 
used as foreground or background, or mapped 
onto any QSURF. Check the box for a descrip- 
tion of texture mapping. 

...IN FLIGHT? 

Animation seems almost to have been added 
to the system as an afterthought - not that the 
motion control provided is lacking in power, but 



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YELLOW WIRFRAME DOLPHIN with 10 
sided 1 curves, placed against the same 
imported background used in the final 
Image. Note how much smoother the 
network is, as compsied to the picture 
Of TWO YELLOW DOLPHINS. 



transformations of the objects ttiemsehres are 
rather limited. Any selectable ob|ect, including 
individual FSURFs and QSURFs, can be 
assigned a 'frame block', This allows the object 
to be moved in any plane, along any path - or 
none - and sired or 'rounded', Using this 
method rt would be possible to move the wings 
of a turd up and down for instance, but control- 
ling the choreography involved would be hor- 
rendousty difficult. The name of the whole 
package sums up the feel of the motion it 
, allows... the forms fly - but like a frisbee rather 
than a bird. They don t flap their wings] 

...AND LANDING. 

Forms in Flight 2 has come a long way from 
version 1. The facilities for texture mapping 
and surface patches are welcome - the* trans- 
formation of a crude and angular approxima- 
tion of an obfect to its beautifully curved final 
& version is magical, but the user interface 
^ needs a similar transformation. Camera motion 
would also be greatly improved if some indica- 
tor - even just the xyz axes arrows - rotated in 



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FORMS IN FLIGHT 2 

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real time. 

Rendering works very well within its limita- 
tions. An extra option to render in HAM mode - 
or better still .to ray-trace would have been 
wcndcrlui. Animation of complete objects is 
quick and easy - an aavaifce of not using 
raytracmg - but some sorfij inbetweemng is 
almos: essential to get a re& feeling of self- 
propulsion from the wonderfully organic and 
arariate looking forms that this package can 
create. 



Every flat screen image 
consists of an array of pix- 
els arranged in straight 
vertical and horizontal 
rows, A texture mapping 
procedure examines the 
surface onto which I his 
array is to bo mapped and 
diodes it up evenly into a 
similar, though distorted 
grid. The colour of each 
pixel on the original array 
is then transferred to the 
new grid, eventually pro- 
ducing a distorted 'map" of 
the entire image, 

A number of Amiga 
graphics packages now 
offer some form ol lexture 
mapping. Photon Paint will 
map any area ol any 
screen defined as a brush 
onto one of a number of 
pre defined object shapes. 
Being a HAM program it 
has a wide range of 
shades available and so i 
able 10 tone the final 
object ig show a lighi 
source, which can be 
user-definable. Forms t 
Flight 2 can only use a 
maximum ol 32 shades, 
so lighting effects are n 
available. Nevertheless 
is capable ol mapping 
onto the most convoluted 
surfaces, all of which 
should be comoletei 



under the control of the 
user. The skin of the 
SPOTTED DOLPHIN was 
originally a full screen pic- 
ture ot a section of this 
pattern, mapped onto 
each of the QSURFs that 
make up the body. 

PATCHWORK 

The complex curves of the 
dolphins shown on these 
pages are made up from a 
series ot surface patches 
linked together. The form 
ot each patch depends on 
the way that the tour 
curves forming its bound- 
ary are distorted Each 
patch can be visualised 
like a patch on the knee ot 
a pair of jeans. The fabric 
was originally Hat, but by 
drawing the comers back 
over the curve of the knee 
it also becomes curved m 





three dimensions. The 
effect is illustrated best by 
example. The two texture 
mapped surface patches 
shown here are copies of 
the picture NETTED DOL- 
PHIN, texture mapped 
onto a single OSURf sur- 
face patch. Superimposing 
the yellow wireframe 
curves shows more clearly 
that one end is bowed up 
and the other down. 

As natural forms are 
increasingly becoming the 
target of computer graphic 
artists and designers, 
organic modelling tech- 
niques like surface patch- 
es are gaining in impor- 
tance. Sculpt 40, the pro- 
fessional version of 
Scutpt'Animate will pro- 
vide a similar method to 
generate curved 
surfaces. 

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ppetf susr- 
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Dolphin 



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Some of the most enduring computer 
entertainment programs seem to 
achieve their success by making 
demands on me user which require no little 
effort of the intellect. The scholar who will 
break into beads of perspiration at the mere 
mention of homework and who wHI do anything, 
even the washing up, to avoid the evening's 
light entertainment set by his teachers, seems 
to think nothing of doing intellectual battle for 
hours with compter adventures and puzzles. 
Eudjd, which at first sight may be mistaken for 
a rather dull program for computer-aided- 
design, is quite an adventure, The deeper it is 
explored, the more rewarding it becomes. 
Euclid is MOT a paintbox program, and 

jRriqht] In Euclid, you. modify your design 
by working on the three orthogonal win* 
dows - headed up m Front, Loft and 
Above. Move the cursor Into a window, 
and you can start work on its contents, 
and to take a closer look, a window can 
bo enlarged and popped over its broth- 
ers on screen* The View window shows 
the results of changes made in the 
Orthogonal windows. 




I/O menu 



Printer and eT 
output control 
menu 



The goodies' 
menu - behind 
this lies a selec- 
tion of miscella- 
neous commands 
that don't fit else- 
where 



The window con- 
trol icon - allows 
you to choose dif- 
ferent viewing 
(camera] angles 
for the main VIEW 
window 



The Control 
Panel allows the 
Euclid user to 
move through the 
tree of objects in 
a data structure 



REAL TIME SOLID 
3D ANIMATION THE 
EUCLID WAY 




Or Downie takes the first 3D package for 
the Archimedes through its paces,.. 



does not produce breathtakmgly realistic 
images with textured surfaces. It is NOT the 
wonderful Sculpt 3D {for the Amiga) with which 
3D images of near-photographic realism can be 
laboriously generated, saved and then replayed 
in sequence to give the illusion of movement. 
What it can do, however, is produce 3D worlds 
with scenes being recalculated at sufficient 
speed to give the user total 1 control in real time. 
Structures can be "flown' through, using the 
demo program Ffy. £uc/JCfs purpose is to pro- 
duce solid 3D pictures of moving objects; Ihe 
user with minimal programming skills can take 
advantage of the design program supplied, or 
the Euclid modules can be linked by BASIC or 
assembler code by an artist who is happy with 
programming... 

A wide variety of demonstrations and 
examples, BASIC program shells and utilities as 
well as a couple of freebies (a gigantic LIFE 
program and a Mandelbrot Set explorer) 
accompanied the package sent for review. Ace 
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(Left) A closer Iwk at the goblet featured 
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quality and extent of Euclid s capabilities, dis- 
pensing with the fancy loader screens and pre- 
sentation graphics that have become the norm 
with commercial packages - but the volume of 
extras makes up for this lack of superficial 
gloss. 

Eucfid is quite definitely a surface rather 
than a solid modeller. Objects are defined by 
the planes that bound them: there is no dis- 
crimination between a hollow box and a solid 
block, for instance. For most visible purposes 
this is unimportant, as a box and a block look 
the same from the outside, References to 
'solids' m the manual can be confusing, howev- 
er Furthermore, there is no simple concept for 
producing cross sections, and the computer 
cannot readily generate 'mass properties like 
weights of intersecting components and posi- 
tions of centres of gravity. With true solid mod- 
ellers, it is possible to build up structures by 
adding, subtracting and intersecting primitives 
like blocks, cylinders, spheres and cones - an 
approach that often needs considerable com- 
puting power if objects of any complexity are 
to be produced- In Euclid, the structures are 
built from points, lines and surfaces. 

STRUCTURED DATA 

The package offers an excellent opportunity to 
learn about graphic data structures, which are 
a rather like the Archimedes ADFS (disk filing 
system). 'Objects, like directories, can contain 
other Objects and Solids, which in this analogy 
would be like files.. Unlike ADFS, Euclid can 
share objects and solids between higher level 



obfects - change the name or nature of the 
same Solid contained in different Objects and 
its associates will also change, Change one 
copy of an object and all objects will change. 
Eudids way of structuring data is called the 
Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG), 

The manual needs some very careful read- 
ing where it deals with data structure. Words 
like 'object' have have a strict meaning, but 
objects' is also a term used loosely to refer to 
anything in the system. The text is peppered 
with Siblings, Parents, objects, Objects, Solids, 
Primitive Objects, Children, Planes, Points, 
Vanes, corners and landscapes - sometimes 
these words have strict meanings and some- 
times they are used in a more general sense. 
Although capital initials are used in an attempt 
to differentiate between the specific and gener- 
al usages, a different typeface for terms would 
have eased comprehension, 

The first section of the manual offers a 
guided tour which is followed by a detailed 
user's guide to the Design program. The sec- 
ond section deals with the Euclid modules, and 
acts as a reference text. For more subtle uses 
of Arthur, the current Archimedes operating 
system, you need to browse through the REM 
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offers four views of the structure you are build- 
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manual, but you will need to explore the exam- 
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The real power of Euctid lurks in the sec- 
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command in BASIC or the SWf command in 
assembler, structures built in the designer can 
be incorporated into your own programs. Full 
data structure details are given, so more 
advanced programmers could write their own 
design interface software, but example pro- 
grams included in the package can be used as 
'recipes' by the less competent programmer. 

Screen dump printer drivers are supplied, 
and Euclid supports colour printers as well as 
HGPL and Plotmate plotters - although plotters 
can only produce wire frame graphics, since 
screen memory is used to do the final stage of 
the fiiddervline-removal algorithm. 

As a relatively easy route into 30 simula- 
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is excellent - it can carry out perspective 
transformations with hidden surface removal, 
and allows the user to specify lighting sources 
which causes the resulting intensities to be 
correctly computed from the different surfaces 
on screen. But the package excels as an edu- 
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Condie - 9 smart cockroach who negoti- 
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data on the effect* of natural forces such 
as gravity and the movement of real, live 
roaches. Tha first intelligent animal gen- 
erated by the MIT Media Lab, Goodie was 
doing his stuff at the CO '88 Show. 

there was one. There are plans for an adult ver- 
sion of Knightmare and a satellite version. See 
what I mean about the world? 

HYPERFAINT VS DEO AS ELITE 

After an extended session using Degas Elite an 
an Atari 52QST 1 realise that I was a bit harsh 
on HyperPaint last issue. In many ways it is 
certainly a better program than Degas, not 
least in having a separate palette for each 
screen, but the Atari still needs something rev- 
olutionary in the way of software to revive inter- 
est in it as a graphics machine... 



GRAPHIC ACCOUNTS 



COMPUTER GRAPHICS 86 (CCS 68 1 

The CG shows at Wembley are rapidly becom- 
ing recognised as the premier annual computer 
graphics events in Europe. This year, as usual, 
a lot of extremely expensive industrial systems 
featured, and as ever they were somehow ren- 
dered boring in direct proportion to their price 
tag. The exception to this rule was AT&T's Pixel 
Machine on the SUN stand. CGI - the distribu- 
tors - had set up this modest looking machine 
on the edge of the stand and until the images 
were glimpsed, it was difficult to see what the 
fuss was about: just a box on the floor, much 
like a storage heater, attached to a large moni- 
tor. But the images... until you have waited 36 
hours for one Sculpt 3D render on an Amiga, 
the magic of real-time ray-tracing seems pretty 
much irrelevant. 

Tektronix and Calcomp both demonstrated 
their wax transfer printers, both priced under 
£10,000 (now don't rush) but more interesting 
to mere mortals was the Integrex Colourcel at 
£3.000. Using the latest in Met engine from 
Canon, it produces astonishingly good colour 
images of near-iphotbgraphic quality. As prices 
of printers fall, this sort of quality should 
become available to the average home user, 
The sooner the better! 

The Amigas on the Commodore stand 
were the most affordable machines featured at 
Wembley. At the moment no-one is promoting 
the Atari ST or the Archimedes at this level - 
and the Apple Mac II wasn't at the show, so the 
Amiga had the field to itself. Disappointingly, 
Amiga Centre Scotland did not have ScuJpr 4D 
on show. Eric Graham had found a few bugs at 
the last minute, and not wishing to display an 
imperfect product, didn't send it. They did have 
a Tektronix printer, a Honeywell slide maker 
and a 16 million colour scanner though - all 
well beyond most home users' budget, but 
going to prove that the Amiga is beginning to 
be supported by the big boys. 



(Right} Pro Artisan, just released by 
Clara's for tha Archimedes at El 69.95. 

154 Advanced Compute* Eniertainment 



By far the most spectacular software on 
the Commodore stand was the long-awaited 
Cahgari, distributed by Hi-Tension - yet another 
3D animation system, but this time one 
designed to a really professional specification 
(and with a professional price too - £l r 300 
lust for the software). For the ashing price, it 
was a bit disappointing - no ray-tracing, only 
16 colours dithered to produce 80 shades. But 
the interface is the best yet, offering easy cre- 
ation and manipulation of objects in real time 
(with a 3D box used to surround objects when 
they get too complex for fast screen updates). 

GRAPHICS TEA TROLLY! 

Travelling Matte (see last issue] were there, 
poised it seems to take over the world! The 
idea of a mobile computer graphics system is 
a novel but intelligent one, and deserves to 
succeed, Their latest plan is totrundle a mobile 
graphics station round the World Trade Centre 
in Mew York like a tea trolley - a building full of 
people needing a better corporate video if ever 



NEW PRODUCTS 

Despite its absence from CG88 the Mac is 
coming up fast as its superior specification 
attracts a greater level of software support. 
Electronic Arts (0753 46465) are about to 
release a Mac II version of Deluxe Paint called 
Studio 8. All the tools of DPaint'2 and then 
some are promised, offered in 256 cctas at 
high resolution; should provide some spectacu- 
lar displays. A review here soon. If you need to 
ask the price (£349) you couldn't afford the 
Macll to run it! Also from EA is Deluxe Print 2 
(£49,95) for the Amiga. Full importation of IFF 
pictures plus ready-made borders, cards, 
posters, signs, labels, calendars and banners 
in colour should improve your image. 

At the other end of the price spectrum is 
Arctist Pfus (Fairhurst Instruments 0625 
525694, £19.95), a drawing program for the 
Archimedes. It seems to provide all of the 
basics and a bit more - and it should be fast. 
Also on the Archimedes front, Clare's have just 
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DEGAS ELITE 

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DEGAS siands for Design and 
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It was written by Batteries Included 
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Designed specially for the ST, this is 
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16 different brush patterns, or 

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51 2 colour palette - mix your 

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Line, Circle, Disk, Box, Frame. 
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Scale. Flip and Rotate 

Ten different magnification ratios - 3 lo 12 times enlargements possible 

Colour cycling creates movement and virtual animation 

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DELUXE PAINT II 

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This Electronic Arts paint program lor the Amiga and the IBM PC is simply 
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HACKERS HANDBOOK III 

BY HUGO CORNWALL • £6.99 
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There is no olher book like it! The art of hacking is so new that there have 
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fly Fair Means or Foyl puts a 
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theme - of course the basic aim 
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SEGA GAMES 



ACTION FIGHTER £22. AS cart 

This shjoot-em-up features a motorbike 
not dissimilar to the one in Hang-On 
that s bnstlmg with high Tech weaponry. 
Not only (hat but it can transform into 
an aircraft or car. 

AFTER BURNER C 24.95 cart 

The console version of the game 
re viewed on page 54 of this issue. 
Check out Ihe review for an idea of trie 
game. 



ALEX KIDD E22.A5 **rt 

Journey through the planet Arws to the 
city of ftadacban and save it from the 
evil Janken the Great. The game's an 
arcade adventure with big cartoon-iike 
sorites. Hi's got loads of appeal for 
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ALtX KIDO - THE LOST STARS 

E24 9S cart 

The sequel to the above game. It's in 
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some stars that have been pinched 
from the heavens above the planet 
Aries. Again, one for younger game- 
players. 

ALIEN SYNDROME C 24.95 cart 

TNs viewed-from-above maze-cum- 
5hDDt-em-up game is set in space. You 
have to rescue friends trapped on vari- 
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tures huge, grotesque end of level 
guardians. 

ASTRO WARRIOR / PIT POT 
C 22.95 cart 

Two games on one cartridge here. Astro 
Warrior's a simple Space Invaders type 
shootem-up and Pit Pot is a simple maze 
game. Balh games are simple but enjoy- 
<JDle 

AZTEC ADVENTURE £22.95 
cert 

You are in trie legendary 1 Aztec Paradise 
and have to fight your way the labyrinth 
inhabited by mysterious (and deadly} 



Aztec demons, monsters and spirits. 

BANK PANIC £14.93 card 

Sega' s version of the ancient arcade 
game where you have to shoot bank 
robbers as they come into the bank and 
avoid shooting the innocent citizens 
who are depositing money. 

BLACK BELT £22.95 carl 

This is a viewed-side-on beat-envup in 
which you haye to prove you're worthy 
of owning a black belt by defeating 
numerous enemies. 

CAPTAIN SILVCR E 24.9 5 curt 

A horizontally scrolling combat game- 
check out the review on page 76, 

CHOPLIFTE R €22-93 cart 

Another dd arcade game this. You're 
flying a helicopter across horizontally 
scrolling scenery, bombing baddies and 
rescuing goodies. 

ENDUHO RACER C22.95 cart 

Climb aboard your dirt bike and go rac- 
ing, against the clock, over several 
courses complete with bumps and 
other riders to avoid. 

FANTASY ZONE £22.95 cart 

Another one tor younger gamepiayers, 
Huge cartoon sprites abound as you go 
bolhng round gathering coins to buy 
parts and arms lor your spaceship. 
Then you're ready to go Wasting some 
aliens. 

FANTASY ZONE II £24.95 cart 

The sequel to the above game in much 
the same vein, plus a few extras. 

FIB FIGHTER £14.95 card 

As pilot of the F16 Fighting Falcon, you 
mission is to seek out and destroy as 
many enemy aircraft as you can whilst 
remaining airborne. 

GANGSTER TOWN £19.95 carl 

For use with the Light Phaser. You re an 
FBI agent in the 1920s, pursuing a 



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The console verskm at the classic 
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Five mini-games to play with RQ8. and 
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An arcade shooting gallery game, that 
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G**iwlw* £34.95 

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Reviewed this issue, see page 106. 

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Play the American Football arcade 
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A, cute wersjon of the Did arcade 
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Help Mario scale a construction srte 
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Donkey Kong Junior £19.95 

Mario has captured the gorilla, so 
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Donk*y Kong 3 £1 9.95 

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Another conversion from the coin-ops. 
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Excllebik* £34.95 

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Mach Rider £34.95 

Reviewed this issue, see page 106. 

Wracking Craw £34.95 

A programmable game that allows the 
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Baseball £24.95 

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Urban Champion £24.99 

Mere beat-em-up action, this time set 
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Mario Bra* £19,95 

A real classic, and the only way to 
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Soccer £24.95 

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lea Climber £24.95 

A vertrcaily-scroNing platform game, 

fl-C. Pro Am £34.95 

Power a drag racer through 48 
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Kid lcaru» 34.95 

A platforirvbased arcade adventure, 
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Top dun C t .fo.a. 

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A fast-action, shoot-em-up in classic 
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Castle van ia Cf.fe.ft 

An arcade adventure that sets the 
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the monsters with your trusty whip. 

Goonlea 2 £t-b.a 

Another arcade adventure - this time 
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THE RANGE 



MEMORY fi. CHIPS 



PRICES 



ACORN ARCHIMEDES 



T "e X5 ar«j 3 1 0 a r e home machines, while ihs 4 1 0 aid m a^e 
on*y really ol interest (o senous use's. 



Ths305rias512Ko<nnwwyiMiileme3i0lia5 1Mb. but both use 
Aoom's own super-tost 3?-bi1 ARM chip as thev central processor 



APPLE MACINTOSH 



The Mac SE comes in a distinctive uprghl monies system be* wlfi 
buiti-Ki drives, while tfie Mac H's s>tlein'd<ri , « bor. and detfcaled 
monicr are separate. Bolh have separate *eytoa?d am touw. 



Recommended retail prices start at £601 .60 tor (tie 30S OH its Own. 
The'e's to sign of a second'hand market as yet. 



GRAPHICS 




MONITORS 



Screen resolution is varabJe: epical modes would be J2uk256 in 
256 colcurs 64£«256 in 'fccoours or- wilt a-i eapensve multi- 
sync montor - an impressive Wux51?, again in 'S colours. There's 
one hardware sprite - the cursor - but wiih ihat speedy AHM diip 
»or power, H Archie's Wirtingiy fast «n software. 



Though both macfiines have 1 Mb ot memory, the SE only has a 
MoMrola is pjS-i it araufyi wnile Ihe I uses the mucfl faster 
|but wisely related) $6020. 



Hecommendec retail pnees start at S2.294 for the SE and £4.329 
for re Vac II Macs "end to keep the r caue we so second- nand 
ones aren't ternWy c*wap Cut-pice brand new cries are fare tea, 
so the cheapest thing can be to personally import one Irani tne 
Sutes (i.e. My to New ftifc, buy a Mac and tying it back with ycul 



The mono-only SE has a screen resoluton of 512x3*2, whle the 
Mac II rurts to a 1027x7EO screen in 16 colours, chosen torn a 
palette or more than '6 million! 



Bftt - composite video colour - RGB t sync no TV modulalry. 



SOUND 



DRIVES, MICE & 
JOYSTICKS 



SOFTWARE 



PROSPECTS 




OVERALL 




RATINGS 



The A/cnie's built in sound features 16 channels |in 8 stereo pairs] 
and a range ot six octaves, all tod through a {pod-quality nternal 
speaker. 



The butt-in drive b quetandtasL and packs a Heathy 60g"K onto a 
3 5i" cisK. Tie Arche comes with a nice 3-cutton mouse - but fas 
no joystick porf 



Games tor Arche are rare things ndeed. Suoercf and Grand 
Slam are both committed to supporting the machine, but lor now the 
only major titles are Zarci? and |tar 31 0 owners} Cdoqueror, both 
ACE-fated games There's still nc sign of a game thai rea'y pushes 
the Archw Jo anything Ike is limits. 
The handtul o< graph cs packages available should keep art-loving 
Arch* owners nappy lor no*. Other appncaDons areas are tick ng 
over nc*ty i not exactly booming 



The Archie's educational leanngs make for a poor games curoc* - 
there's no sign of sucpor from any ot the big-league houses - and 
the lack ot a joystick port doesnt help, The g raphes software base 
would mushroom il Acorn cut Bier prices, but jntil nan things don! 
ook "co not he's eittie- 



Tne Arcfimedes $ years ahead of its time, and vastly more power- 
hit than the competition. A stiff bit ol prics cutiing would make it an 
unbeatable leisure machne. but Acorn ,ust dent seem to be inter- 
ested. Al the ctinent pnee $% a 'worthwhile' buy lor computer soen- 
t sis and people with money lo burn, bul iter s about it 



As well as the built-in (SE| or decfcaled (Mac II) Apple units, there 
are plenty of third-party monitors offering m-iior-pke screers anc 
similar, tike most Ihir-gs Wac-ish, these get very pricey. 



The Macs lew -channel sound chip can produce some very accept- 
able noises - stereo on me Mac il - bt,i you'll need a Piiro-party 
MIDI pod add-on if you're serous a*ML.i music 



'he fast re-' able ouill-m dives oack OTK onto a 3.5n disk. The 
keyboards very htgh-quality stuff, as is tne one-button mouse, 



Games software is noUembly pienrjhjl on me Mac, though adven- 
iL^ers are we;| called far The'e's a kge amount ol graphes aic 
desk-lop pdbhsling software - most ol it firmly mono - and a hne 
range ol titles for fie business user. There's also perrty ol gr??" 
sctWe 'cr me MIDI Tuscan, cut 1 doesnl come cheap 



'he tulure to' 1he Mac is excellent, bul mostly on the serous sde al 
things. 



The Mas's a very upmarket marine, arx) s pneed acccd npy 
Almcsl essemial tor DTP useis, ifs a luxury item or Yuppie By for 
the rest of ls. 



Graphics 5 

Sound 4 
SOFTWARE: 

Range 1 

Quality 2 

Prospects 2 




Graphics (SE| I 

Sound 4 
SOFTWARE: 

Range 4 

Quality 5 

Prospects 4 




172 Advancaed Computer Enterlainmenl 



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ATARI ST 



The HOSTFM and 1 MOSTF bath come as combired keybrar- 
dsyswwohve consotes. 



The 52CSTFM has 51 2K ol memory, while ihe 1 040STF nas 1 Mh. 
Bolh use the Mew ola 5SW0 processor 



COMMODORE AMIGA 



The A5W s a single unit with built-in drsk dnve, whale die A2000 
'ids a separate keyboard and syslem t>; ■ 



The A500 has 51 2K Ql memory and Ihe A2DQQ a hefty 1 Mh. bothoF 
them using a Motorola 680OO tor processing power. 



Hecommended retail pr ices are 520ST - £2M.99, 520ST plus 20 
free games - 99. 1 04BSTF -£ 599.99. 
There's a strong second-hand market in 550ST$, tut mosl of these 
f.'^w wr iha eld single seed (3S0K lonraned capacity) drwe. 



Recommended retort prices are: A50C- C3&9. A2000 £1236. Shop 
a/Giitd for lower prices or package deals. There's a tor old second- 
Hand irgde ir Lnwaned ASM's. though flie recent dropn RRP 
rears ihal prces fere nay nrji be too goo? Also slit availade is 
the creaky old A1M0, ihelirst Amiga mode* and, with its lengthy 
boot-up secuenoa and puny men-cry deservedly discortiiv 
ued. 



IBM PC AND 

COMPATIBLES 



iBtfs PC is trie original, but the best buys these days are 'clones' 
like Amstrads PCI Si 2 and 1 640. Specifications apply id mosl mod- 
em PCs. but deed the details for yourself before buying. 



PC eompatWes no*maliy ha^e S12K or&*0K of memory, with an 
Inlei BC66 Dr related processor [The dO&a s slower wh e re 
90236 aro 50363 are faster but more extertswe ) 



3 rces stan at aound SAW kt a mono PC, but a 640K machne 
with an EGA display and top-ftghrl monitor will cost more like C1 000. 
There's a driving second-hand mantel, and even buying wand new 
you re well advised to s*iop around. 



TV or ccttur monitor users can get at two screen modes on the ST, 
medium res (64(1(200 in 4 colours} and tow res (32Qx20& in 1 6 
colours}. bo»h working from a 5l2-c«iur palete. Users with mora 
monitors can only access one mode, togh res, which gw« them a 
&40<400 screen m wack and white. 



RGB. More or buih-in TV T^duator f520ST oily - 104C'5T needs 
separate modulator). 



Ha-d*a r e sorites anc scrolling make converxna. games easy to 
write, wfitelh* buJlin Writer greally sceeds Lp large-scae graphics 
operations. Typcal screen modes are 320*200 in »G colours tor 
games, 32^25E n 32 or 4-396 occurs for an, or 640*256 in IS 
colours tor seoous use. h all cases, ootaun are taken from a 
pais Bed 4096. 



TftB nMmal srxincl ch^'s poor with ony three darnels and 10 
sle r ec bjt the buill-ir MlOl port's made 1ha ST a must for penny- 
w &e musicians. 



The internal drwe stores ?20K on a 3.5ir z sk. rough rare are s. 1 
seme old 520 ST s around that can only manage naff liis capacrty. A 
iw;-Eulton mouse plugs ritn one & the inconveniently situated con- 
holler ports, leav no ihe C"her ore 'ree for a joystw. 



With the besi games suoport oi any mach ne listed here, re ST's 
probaWy still leading me upgrade race G'aph.cs softwares, some 
wary behnc the Amiga bul cajchng up last with ne-* lines slrs:::l- • 
rig the STs limilad Hardware quite rerrwkabty. The STs buM 
MIDI port has earned f| outstanding suppori or. ihe muse from, with 
some ejceHer^ packages from a wide range of companes Serious, 
software's ookirg up too. 



Great, especially if the pries cut materialises as expected. The STs 
rapdty catching the &-M markel leaders on numbers c4 Mtes. and 
sasify culstrippng them on quality. 



An e*cetem all-rounder, the ST reivers nc-Wlls powe^ a: ar- 
abte rjrice. his number one Ir* MM fans, terrific lor games and - 
■nth mono monitor - a great macfwie for serious use as well, 



Graphics 


4 


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Sound 


3 






SOFTWARE: 








Range 


4 






Quality 


4 






Prospects 


* 







SCART o-itoul to- 6 g CornmMlo r e'5 AI061 moniof ;£S49.9S bjt 
took out tor bunding deals). TV modiiators are available tut aren't 
included in the price. 



Built-in sound s ejcceienrl, wrlh 4 channels in 2 slereo pairs otlenng 
you a nine octave range or some rsasorabs huTan-isn speecn 
You'll need a third party add-on to g« MX corrpatibJity, mind ybu. 



Tue Amiga's built-in diva is otter noisy and a;»ays sicw. bti it does 
pack8&»(omDa3.5in disl< so rt's not a b^cisa^. ThetwcHbut- 
son mouse la*« uc one ot re machines two controller ports 



On me games front the Amiga's now coming oul of ihe STs shad 
cw. ai: leas: to re extent ral rose ST games also appear in Amiga 
form. Unfortunately may are shll usually slrsgfn con^Brsons, iwirg 
no account of the Amiga's extra hardware. 
There's a wkte range ot ad, video a*id animation packages lor the 
machine, many ol than enceSem. Music's less well catered lor, but 
the buifl-m hardware's got great potenlia 



Thelhree main graphes siandards are CQA, EGA and Hercules. 
Mone ol these ofler sprues or scrolling m hardware. 

The main CGA fCotour Graphics Adaptor; modes are 320x2Cu in 4 
colours and 640*200 in mono. CGA has no palette as such: the 4- 
ccloLr Tode comes m rwc «'ou r -scieme choices bJ. trial's a: An 
EGA (Enhanced Graphics Adaptor) PC can produce These two CGA 
mooes plus a <ew ot ns own, offerirg displays ol up to 64M50*i 
1 6 colours from a pakfte ot 64. Hercules graphics are mono only, 
but with a maximum res&ubon ol 720^34$ they can be very useful 
rbrappfcalions Ake DTP iDesk-Top Publishing). 



Normally standard RGB, w#i» TV Output 



A weak sc'jnrj stanoaro cs very mud ih-e PC'S Ach'jes' heel as a 
games machine, and speaker quality is usually low acccrdn-gly 
MIDI mteriaces are available, but the ST and Mac sm beat the PC 
as machines tor the musicaty minded. 



Though 5.25»n 3&0K disks are star the standard, the newer S.SIn 
■?Z< drives a.'e becoming more iccmnrcn. Th^re a - e r*o dif^reri 
|oyst« sraniaros, BM iwrncn 5 analogue, er*j the norT foT okJer 
or American gamesi and Amstrad (wheh lakes a standard Atari- 
style stick]. 



Lockng very bnghi now. Ihanks to Commodore's re-^sni ence cut 



Though « hardware make* I a great games machine, the Amiga 
shll lacks the software to really Show r| off property Its a musl buy 
tor the computer anist. however 



Graphics 5 

Sound 5 
SOFTWARE: 

Range 3 

Quality 4 

Prospects 5 




There's a vast software base tor PCs, but relatively lew games thai 
are good by modem sJanda'ds This s baton's rapcly improving, 
though, as is the art side of things i esceciai y cm the EGA front). 
Music soffware is available (il ralhe r e.i:r>ansn'e| , bvi it's only on me 
senous side d1 things thai the PC realy wins oul, 



Prospects for a PC games b»m are good, especially if A/rstrad's 
rumoured ultra-cheap PC l&sure done shows up. 



The PCs a line aft-round machine, and the workhorse of modern 
oomputng - bul if you're jusl interested in games or music, 'you'd 
besi lock eteewnere 



Graphics 4 

Sound 1 

SOFTWARE: 

Range 5 

Quality 5 

Prospects 4 




Advanced Computer Enlertainmenl 1 73 



HARDWARE UPGRADE GUIDE 



CONSOLE HARDWARE UPGRADE GUIDE 



RANGE 



Master system, Mastersystem Plus 
(includes Light Phaser and an extra game) 
and The Super System (includes Light 
Phaser and 3D glasses, plus 3D game. 



NINTENDO 



The recommended retail prices are: 
Mastersystem £79.95, Mastersystem Plus 
£99.95 and the Super System £129,95. 
Accessories: Light Phaser £29.95 (with 
game cartridge £44.95), 3D glasses 
£39,95, control stick £14.95 and control 
pads £6.95 - note, the mini-sticks which 
were used with the control pads are no 
fonger available. Sega have also recently 
released a rapid fire unit costing £5,95 



The Control Deck (including Super Mario 
Bros), the Deluxe Set (including Robot - 
R.O-S, - and Zapoer gun). 



MONITORS 



DRIVES, 

IfllwE Of 

JOYSTICKS 



A/V out and R/F out. The system's 
designed to plug straight into a TV. 



SOFTWARE 



The console supports two joysticks, the 
Light Phaser plugs into joystick port two. 
The 3D glasses slot into the card slot on 
the front of the console. Joysticks and 
pads have two buttons on each for game 
selectioiVfiring. 



The recommended retail prices are: 
Control Deck £99.95 r Deluxe Set 
£149.95, 2apper gun £24.95, R.O.B. 
£49.95 and joystick £39,95 



R/F out, separate audio and video out 
sockets. The Nintendo is designed to plug 
straight into a domestic T.V. 



Most of Sega's arcade games find the<r 
way onto the console, so there are plenty 
of acbon games to play. There are aha a 
large number of games with extra appeal 
to younger gameplayers. 



The Nintendo supports two joysticks. The 
robot utilises the second port via the sec- 
ond controller. 



OVERALL 



RATINGS 



The Sega console has dominated the U.K. 
console market for the last year- 16 
months, thanks to Nintendo s poor launch 
into the market at the end of '86. Games 
have since continued to come out at a 
steady rate of 4-5 per month for the con- 
sole, and will continue to do so, 



If all you want to do is play games, all you 
need is a console. The Sega is currently 
the better supported machine but the 
Nintendo may soon start giving it a run for 
its money. 



Graphics 4 
Sound 3 
Software; 
Range 3 
Quality 3 
Prospects 4 




Super Mano Bros is one of the best 
games ever released, for either console or 
home computer so it's almost worth own- 
ing a system for that one game. Since the 
Nintendo launch in late '86 the range of 
software has been awful. The Japanese 
and Americans have had hundreds of 
games to choose from whereas we Brits 
have had precious few. Nintendo reckon 
that's all about to change though, and will 
be releasing 2-4 games per month. 



At the time of going to press the 
prospects look good, then again the 
prospects looked good when the machine 
was first launched. 



The Nintendo is a great machine, most ot 
the software arcade style games, but 
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N'Gar Thrombobo continues his reign of terror, but has Horace Claghandle got something up his sleeve? 
Find out in part five of the riveting ACE serial. Then, when you've calmed down, have a go at solving the 
puzzle or completing the crossword - you might even win something for your efforts! 



■Hk oetor Slammer took off his overcoat 

B and went outside. There was no solu- 
mtr ton but to go and visit his MP - but first 
he would visit his cousin in Australia. He started 
walking, 

Horace Claghandle looked up briefly as he 
heard Doctor Slammer struggling with the 
interns outside, then returned to the keyboard of 
the Director's Amoeba. What Horace Claghandle 
was writing was no ordinary virus. The thing, he 
was creating had a mind of its own. He called it 
MATAHARI (Machine- Accomodated Totally Annr 
hifative and Horribly Active Recursive Intellh 
genceK and was busy working on its data accu- 
mulation subroutines when a single line 
appeared on the screen; 

"Something wonderful is about to happen to 
your,." 

Horace Claghandle grabbed one of the 
meat cleavers Doctor Slammer kept hung on bis 
office wall, and brought it down on the modem 
lead still plugged trrto the Amoeba fast enough 
to shave 17K of machine code off N'Gar Throm- 
bobo's rear end as he retreated down the wire. 

Now Horace Claghandle was fuming. He fin- 
ished the program, saved rt onto a floppy, then 
ran out of the asylum and down the drive 
towards the bus-stop, 

N'Gar Thrombobo was packing his bags, 
and it was taking longer than he thought it 
would. There was a whole load of information, 
for a start, about the thermodynamics of sewer- 
age compression that - well, he might need at 
some stage in the future... 

It took him approximately three billionths of 
a second to work out how long it would take to 
save himself onto floppies I he didn't trust 
modems any more), and another five billionths 
of a second to tap into the local bus service's 
timetable and work out how much less time it 
would take an escaped lunatic with a meat 
cleaver to get to the sewerage works. 

Horace Claghandle found Mr. Tord in the 
main pumping room, supervising the engineers 
as they tried to disconnect the pimping motors. 

'Ah, you must be the lady from the software 
company to be sure to be sure." said Mr. Tord, 
who wore extremely thick, round glasses that 
didn't help his eyesight very much. 

'Mr. Tord, I need to use your main computer 
terminal," 



1 78 Advanced Computer Eni&rtainment 



THE ACE SERIAL 



The Git 
In The Machine: 
Parts 

'Oh, sure you do. Here, let me take your 
coat first." said Mr Tord, reaching out and grab- 
bing Horace Claghandle by the scalp. "My, this 
coat, it sure has to be one of d'heaviest coats 
of all." muttered Mr. Tord. He opened the door 
to the main stairwell, thinking it was the cloak- 
room, and hung Horace Claghandle on a hook 
that wasn't there. 'Now madam, what is it you 
were saying..,?" 

Mr. Tord" s visitor was gone. 

"Well, isn't that the strangest thing!" he said 
to a large red fire extinguisher. Then he noticed 
something small and flat on the floor. "Ah, a let- 
ter. It must have failed out of the lady's pocket." 
he said as he picked up the floppy disk. 

N'Gar Thrombobo had gone on a drastic 
diet. He'd wiped out all the useless data he'd 
accumulated at the sewerage plant and got him- 
self down to just over 500K of densely-packed 
programming. Once more he was a lean, hungry 



fighting machine • now all he needed was a 
means of escape. 

Mr, Tord was srtting at what he took to be his 
office desk, trying to open what he thought was 
an envelope with his penknife. After a few 
moments' waggling he succeeded only in break- 
ing the blade. 

'Damned thing]* he muttered, Til put it in the 
drawer for later/ 

He grabbed the drive switch on the console 
m front of him and pulled hard enough to yanfc 
the casing six inches out from the waif, and take 
half the wires off the back. He peered at the 
sticking drawer, pushed the envelope into the lit- 
tle gap he could see at the top, stood up, 
opened the door to the coffee machine, and 
tried to get in. 

Sure that the sick, evil, tortured mind of 
Horace Claghandle was threatening to defeat 
him at the last moment by sabotaging the main- 
frame, N'Gar Thrombobo saved himself onto the 
floppy that had by some miracle appeared in the 
last functioning drive a fraction of a second 
before it stopped spinning for good. 

But he had the feeling that he was not 
alone. That there was something there, some- 
thing lurking in the blackness just outside the 
range of his perception. Something so terrifying, 
yet so irresistible that.,. 

MATAHARI! 



SOLUTION 
TO PRIZE 
CROSSWORD 
No8 

The first correct entry out 
of the bag was t 
Angela Bonner of Fal- 
mouth who wins £25.00 
of software for her mjcro. 
Here's what the complet- 
ed crossword should 
have looked like... 





Driller .. 
Outrun 

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Trie Slack Orchid is a fantasy battle game Tor 
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THE ACE PUZZLE NolO 

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I have a copy of (he latest best-selling 
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The four aces of spades originally 
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33 97 161 193 
The listing 'shuffles' and deals' a pack 
of 208 cards in the manner described 
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represented by an array PK() r each 
part of which is initially seeded with its 
position from the top of the pack. As 
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array. In this way the array represents 
the cards as they are at each stage of 
the deaf, but the values held in the 
array are the initial positions of the 
cards at the beginning. Thus, when the 
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Lines 100 to 120 set up the array 
and place the original values in place- 
Each step of the shuffle, i.e. top card 
to bottom then discard top card, is 
performed by removing the top card 
(temporarily holding its value m van 



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LISTING 

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12QF08 F=l TO N:PK(r>F;NEXT 

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£350 ano CoHacI /(JMfi;. 2C4364 GtMrtM Ash 
"o r \1armew, rng after 4pm 

SINCLAIR SPECTRUM +2 '2jK. MMM ontftion 
wlhal leads ard manjal. two high qu^rty (OySChs 
and irCer'aoe £ ' 93+ worth ol games, pf aa" bargain 
£200 ono Pluee prnne B-co^cod BB8O0. 

CRM 64, rassede da*. 1 54 ' dish dme, rrusc 
eipanson syswm jO^litf and (nwrgoronal games 
AlHor £250. Pirg Nik 061-980 S413 afser 5pn 
EKoelerrl conorMn'hury! 

COMtoODORE T2B ard da'aserle tor sa e abs sah 

*3f a and loads o1 rnags all t\ esoelie*!! ppndocn mm 
manLas ex C ' 5>3 cno. Contact Nk> WinJ '3227 
6731 i gnejfia coitsaaprax S443. 

ATARI ST PU, ! MB B!<iefra dak rjnw*. E2O0 soft- 
ware, *1 worn aboirl £?3C &el "rj- one- or swap 
tor Amiga A500 ard modiJairy Tel Phil 0?07 32tt47. 

AUSTRAD CPC 464, 1 6 momhs old with. TV modjla- 
for ard El M rwrn ol rjames ircl. ATF. Da* S«Je ale 
anry El 50. Conraa Matme* Pnlcharrion Bnsto 0<S4 

two. 

8LHT -ny £203 worn at gaires tor £l ?i and gai r^' 
C54. laae dea, 2 ipyslcus and dA manuals absooslf 
Iree Sottware inCMpi Da+ &de PlRlocn Gontal 
School. Tel 0706842924. 

COMMODORE 1 a, e^ceiaraior - dish.dnve. Koala 
pad. 20C, games, dsk bo.i. ,o>shck 70 dshs. Freeze 
Macnne f.nui Ca^as* C2hi dalaseoe, 50 maga- 
lines, «Rh over £950, only E399. Phone Kannetn or 
CS93 625092 |0ab«^ Bay| ScoSanp 

LOOK! Spectrum + 2 with Kempslon three fOyStk*. 
and cartridge ip»riaos, over £200 software inducio$ 
WT$4 Btrjnic CommanJc Matctday II ana Targni 
flaregade £220 one. Phone Denet on 999 SC23 
Dapefiham. 

ATARI STFW i520i. twa d'nr«s. «el ow C«C' worth 
»ltwar*, ted £300 pno or swap Amiga A500. 
•■ffiange Arr*pa prelered Te Barnsey i\%2S'. 
712744, ask tor Seofl. 

AMS7RA0464 soltware Miri E4COt. |0>srk>s 
maguines. books, (UK cov*r, sell for £ ! 50 ono 
Phone 01 873 9945 after 5pm or wnte K) Milcom. 
383 Clarerx* Lane, Raehamphjn. L order SWl 5 
5Q& 

AMIGA DlGmziNG eqjipmenl Oa Via*. Dc-Crsd. 
'S*W Bender. PHnasonc camera, csmera Hand 
whh lights, fjoffwa and monitor for tamsra. A1 oprt- 
dhon ur^de 1 gjarartes, won E&33* EJ'5 ano 
Phone Tony 01 -90? 9flie 

AMSTRAD CPC612S cobur VDU, 4Sc <mve {inbutl} 
AMXMousa MAKU'Fie Tasword. Taspell cassette 
eaOS. iCyslcH. decs ard rro'ij- gneal syslerr iooc 
at n#w £390 C ro Phone Adnar 04285 fi^a? 

SPECTRUM* , laps recorder. Waiadnva * waters, 
oorrputef d*sh. 2 joysticks, £250 worth of sohwa-e 
magajiius. al logeihe- won E425. sell for £500 
Must be able 1c collecl yflurseH. Phone Hancherster 
7755303 

SPECTRUM 1J8»UZ. Kerrpslan . Chieerah pystcks, 
' 1 2 scrtrwan} ^fles incudfig Outrufr, Super Hang-On, 
Enduro Ftacer and Virus, hardware hdudes Roboos*. 
filK-i bis cfiilarali/a. 50 mags worm E620t sel 
lor £450. Paul {0280} 61 282a 

ATARI 520STFM rntudng -ncLsa, pysck. drsk boa, 
kHdsamags % Software, incudrg l^roeor Masw 
Xenon, Mm SyndrDma, STOS. Qwnium Part, soft- 
#a r e worm E3W Sel Icr C4CC' cno Contacl Sarte on 
01 -746 4820. 

SELF ADHESIVE abets suitable fry tractor or frcdcri 
pnrre-s, whua 36rrm > Mmm ' 000 £6 50 20CO £9 10 
inc PiP Paymerfl rp G Cortran, 1 3 Woodland*, 
CalcneslBr. Essei C043JA. 



SPECTRUM* 2 128K Munractr 128. joyslK>. ard 
£400 worth of software iiciidng Driller, Cypemod. 
Daihside and Vihere Time Slcod Shll Worth £600, 
accept £250 Phone Tmg (0442B£| 7509. 

AMSTRAD CPC GAMES fo' sae- 1rom £1 .00 1c £5.M 
CllJ Ili Crty. twer£l|»CI wOlh af games Al oi^i 
nat sel bt tor £150 ono. Pmne 041 81 2 6B74 after 
EpmpkHH, 

4BK SPECTRUM mm Saga 1 keyooard 
Miv odnffl * Inlertace 1. 13catridges - Poj 
Kampston Pro JoysK* wf!h Slomo mertac* Tandy 
cobur graph ci prtnlsr wtfiZX Lprrtl 3 mwriaoe, 3 
dnanne spynO synthesizer Mth jpeakar P^b dala 
casserse recorder, inlertace 3 |magic bLflani, 'Bele* 
d5h inlerlace, over £1 OOP ol software, books h mar- 
lines £25!) 00a, wllng loseparale - 
5330 («tter 6pm| ior more rjeta'S 

COMMODORE 64, ape recorder, joys!**. boc*s and 
lots ol sorfwara ESS ono. B8C 'B , Cape rBcofce 1 , py 
SlrChS, books and sotiwa/* £1 50 ono. Te Aberoeta 
r0745) 62646' 

SPECTRUM f 1, 13 morriha ckl. £4D0 games mags, 
speech mod, 2 .^sicus. ^empsron IT £■ 75 =mrt 
Legh London E4 • 01 531 6960. 

AMSTflAO CPC4C4 cpmpuiar with Duih n I ape 
neco 1 *'. cobur mcnto funds' gaarant&a; EtMP 
20O0 prrw, £t>OC wor'i Congira so'rwai'e jrpjnd 
1CO magizines Al lor £252. =l ng firac'o-d 1 
635212, 

ECSTASY an you Amsrad ar Soecrnim tor £5. 
Sexual game lor 2 1 D players Send money id 
- 32 Hgli'ie* Gdns m* Soulhgale, London. 
1*11 ISO Slale which tOrpuler yai. nave. 

ATARI 520STFM w* mcuse. rwo pystiks, aboul 23 
games inc Xenon, CttharalDf Odselc £600 originally 
sell for £350 Ported mrdrtion B months ab Phone 
C- 5"3 3€«cro 

AMIGA A500 rdudrg mcdulafor mouse, rrojse 
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Earner Command, efc 6 months guarariae left Wil 
sal lor E4O0 cr nearest gher Pnone D494 71560 

ST SUPER PACK ORIGINALS. Al opufcle sided soh- 
wa^e eg. Summer Olympad £ 7 Thundercaffs £7. 
Send SAE fo- ful list 10 Mchael Pooinsar 20 
Kdoerminsler Roec Sough Berts SL2 JA2 

COMMODORE B4 T drsh dn«. casseoe recwder pnr«. 
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Back-up systems, boons, magwnas. £1500 whan 
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Bvanrgs 

ATARI ST ORIGINALS tor sale. Vm* Test Dt*». 
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AMSTHAD CPCfiia aobi.r rronfiar, (rjyslicx £70 
wy.T-1 o' dsc software, mags a,-fo books Eiielleni 
COnrJtjon.Altor£230 Tl 0462 893375 at1«r si> 
|7 30 Salurdeys! 

46K SPECTRUM TuDo hlertaxe. 1ape recordar. (0y- 
stick, 60 gemes worth E5CO aboul 30 mage Hill sepa- 
rate gema lor a good p-ioe w I sell E220 ono. Prone 
aAtu Spm iDTOi 556M3 

SPECTRUM f 2 bads ol games and mags wllecttc 
■aver 1he years, «l oosl £1 OOO new Raasonatrte ofhys 
phone Shajn I'DSOflj 502O74 foohirg for E250 rjno. 
Pe^se phoig aker 4pm. 

AMSTRAD CPC464 cobur montor, rise drwa. joy- 
slick. maga*r«j. £450 software tor £400 OflO or P.TJ 
lor Arnga. ComaO Martr or .;0r224i 872424 atter 

6pm. 

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scftwafe pits £300 software on rM and rape. 
Ggnshe, Comaf Sotwol e»c £200 One. Phone Chrs on 
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ST SOFTWARE for sab, very latesl £2 50 each PO 
Bcu eg. 2S80AD, Rdoeraerk, Hollanc! 

CRM 64 sisc orv^ cassetla racwoer baos tfgamas 
on tap* *<W dec £250 onrj. FTion* Srnor on OSl 707 
41 76 after 6pm. 

C126L 1571 disk drve. dttasatfo, pOyetick plus £250 
worth orgnal software on disk and tape, mml oon*- 
lon. Bargain C4S0. Pnone Steve 01 -993 4741 . 

ATARI STFM. 1 Meg memory 1 Meg oulsde ar-*e 
Surii^-able to A o> B dnva mouse Parasomc KV. 
P1081 pnrler. foadsa software inc wond prooes.'vr 
E50O. Phone Stan. ClaCton (02Sfi| 220644. 

ATARI ST 3 monlhs old alikhes. larguagedtsk. art 
package wo-d arooessoi. £aTe= ircLtrc; 'J<m,. 
r^rwe-drome. w* sell lor £290 ono. Phone flufotp 
[O095I 631B95a!ler 5pm. 

ATARI 530STFM 35 games, STOS Base. Power 
Basic. KOatja. FVgm Sim ll with Ihree scenery does. 
Ar SlLdo Frsl WomSefo. Sei Hit on^ o- swat 
AmgaA50O Tel: Ray 0707 372050, 

CASK> HT-T0O slereo Symhesizer. Programmab* 
PCM rhythms e*cellen| for mfoi use wrh anycomcul- 
er. Song memory, ram card iadrty. bOr*d. perted corv 
dtfon Mtoti maris adaptor £220 ono Warwicksnre 
10926) 55669 

AMIGA A500 ffi mortis old) mouse, TV modulato. 
Compeiron Pro Kiysna aver £203 worn of Mhware 
incbdina Cflriur CoTnard Inte'cep-'O'. S'array to 
Dcied as new £420 ono Phone Skegness f07S4f 
66865. 

ATARI STFM mouse, 4 games, Xenon, Ikan WaT^S, 
£24fl ona a^oCSH 64 1541 dsh rjme. oaia cassette 
£250 orl Orgnal soltware doh bfli. BO Mark dsks 
joy*»ck£220onci "^-ni fftatfMW (r"i; FCTiOr 

ATARI 530 STFM for sale: nckJding mouse ♦ mtf: 
Carttee atea: Virus. Xenon and tots, more worth £650 
S«l tor £399. Corraa Wayne 2 MowBttCkva, 
London Nt9 3X¥ alters arswe'ed. 

SPECTRLrll SOFTWARE al ongnal* Buck, Rooers 
Sgma 7, Oaepstrike. all £< eacn plus many more. 
Send SAE For let fo Cnns Pnasday 1 5 Snapmsey 
Owe Frankley, Brmmgham. B45 DHK 

SPECTRUM «8K dAjs ic^sbcki and interlace, good 
Mrdam, foadsa gamas riotidrig Outrun, Ranagada, 
BarbariBn, £80. flhg New MiKon (0425)616769 a^ler 
6prn. ask lor Robert. 

MOfffT. f 0' a Iree info pack on how lo make a lor- 
kmamalewmonlhs Send SAE to: H Lock, 26 
Cnckafors Po-H:^ A-lase 1 , Bed=. SG15 ^5P Please 
puole "money kri". 

ATARI STFM, 6 monlhs old under guarantee. £650 
sottware. includes Virus, Emore Blnkes 8*0*. Fkgnl 
Srn II. cover, mouS»+ mal, wartfi £900, sell for E325 
Mt 078 067 491 after fae. 

fifGS! aid ocner eledronic gadgets, qualry a! b* 
prices Fw cur new M caiak>goe. Phane:0l 940 
2t^4 o- wnlii :-o Memu-y EleclrorKi jgg ^ pjccd 
Richmond. Sumiy. TWO 3EG 

AMSTRAD 464. odour monitor user maruaL E900 
worth ol games, joygtir*. AmsCfad Action mag* fg-36 
GAG, sell tor £330 ono Tel: (0760} 23043 altar 6pm. 

ATARI 520 STFM pus F (torso*. Prosourd De^i i.- 
woth E70 aver £?K soVa-E dusl covar jnfortu- 
natery no mouse, so will reduce prtcak) £300 Ring 
01-5602031. 

C84, daiasette oystcks. over £450 games, naarty all 
'906 66 ISes, include Gunshp, Drwer end Skate or 
De Fesel switch and bads of mags £1 » for ve-y 
BJck sale '0932} 240474. 

ATARI STFM I/ 5 mag irxl 1 meg external drive, ow 
140 games and ulihes only £380 Phone 0695 3197$ 
a* tor John. SAelmersdsie. Lanes. 



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SEGA CONSOLE, excellent conciliar o:h,ae-, 5 
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arc r,ps ar $ofrwate program infer manor. Wnle a Ian 
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RM13 7PJ 

ST USER seeks penpals tajm overseas ts COn-espond 
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ST contacts warted Iran Engtortiart any other 
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Arts and Ips. AJI tetters answered SO wrce Id Cartas. 
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AMIGA USER seeks oonlacls from at 0<w the worid. 
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AMIGA CONTACTS wanlec. Please no Oegmrws. 
write to, Mark, 34 &ewck Crescsm, Sdoun, Kent 
DA1 5 8HR AH Ih* fener* answered. Golden regants 
lr> Mar Snadowsotl. Peter ol Shockwave 

AIL COOL AMIGA OWNERS took I ha^e loads ol 
1ps and games to swop ewary tetter <ecerrts free 
Fiirrve ssn.v Manhew WaMe- r i t- ql" wei Rcia 
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AMSGA CONTACTS wanted around the word Ic swap 
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AMIGA OWNER wants comects n any osuntry wrf» 
loaodney23. QfoocM $rw Bamsley. NSW 
Australa 2301 lei (049) 533332. 

AMIGA OWNER, 2l, *sc inleresled in fl.P.G s ard 
Board Games. *OjW '-ke loconlad aire's Ic i;. 
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ATARtST PENPALS war« urgerdv Mate, tornae ar 
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ALSlr.il.i 

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AMIGA CONTACTS wanted. Call or wf!E f o Rocky 
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THE BUTTER END... 




JUST SAY NO TO TORTILLA CHIPS 




FREE GAMES! 

Mr David Witate of Ctoclon On Sea -s pretty chuffed at 
the moment, are Robert WhafcnH of Evesham And 
Riclwd Moore o' Leeds, wny? Because they won our 
U.S. Grid competition, which means they I al be getting 
FREE games for We next YEAR! These 25 kicky runners 
up each win ihBnsehes camletefy brilliant ACE tee-slwti. 
D. Hamm, Reading. Gary Morton, Bristol. Simon Rinatdo, 
Bedford. Lee Kennedy, Hartlepool. D. Rutland, Sheffield. 
Knstian Streeter, Hampton. Edward Green, FaversAam. 
Noel M*vrtsh, London. Darren France, Rothertiam, 
Richard Geddes, Ryton, Vjk F31 S^cn Lai, London. 
Martpi Grant, Rotherham. Sean Bradbury, SI Af&ans. A. 
Owens, Leicester. Noel Arrowsmith, Brandon. Mchael 
Dorke, Swansea. J. Goman'Smith, Woking. Jason Nuell, 
Bristol Jason Howes, Eastoowrve, K. N&qui. Houndstow. 
Franco Lruiai, Edmbgrgh. Marin Forrester, Derby. G. Pal- 
frey, ST Andrews, Gary Krig, Ertnbunjh. Chris Johnson 
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es folks, even the finest brains and highest minds of the country are reduced to petty 
back-knifing and poor sportsmanship by those oh-so^ompetitive board games. Take 
revered ACE staff writer and aJkound snuggly person Andy Smith, for instance, Andy is- pic- 
tured here at Grandslam's press launch of Espionage, and doesn't he look pleased with himself. 
Small wonder; he wiped out not only the player opposite but indeed all other journalists present at 
the launch, thereby winning himself a bottle of champagne, 

Are we elated by this victory over our rivals? Do we intend to gtoat over their strategic shortcom- 
ings? In a word, no. What should be one of our proudest moments ever is instead one of deep 
shame. The plain truth is, Andy had played the game before. In a late night session of board 
games and Mexican food, the lad was intensively coached in Espionage tactics. It's rumoured that 
other ACE writers were involved; the whole team withdrew before medical tests could reveal the 
tell-tale traces of paprika and chillies, so we may never know for sure. 

This scandal may rock the world of games journalism on its heels, but we Blitterntes felt compelled 
to speak out in the interests of fair play and traditional British muddle-he adedness. Naturally, we 
also felt compelled to strip the disgraced Smith of his champagne. 



I Left) Andy Smith, still smug 



his downfall: cl*airiy, h#'s not ■ main to fl© 



TRACK(S) AND FIELD 



T| ruth to tefl, it's been 
something of a 
month for 
boardgames. It only takes a 
casual glance at pages 6& 
70 to see just how far things 
have gone, but if turttier 



proof were needed just take 
a look at this picture of our 
esteemed editor Graeme 
Kidd, Firmly in the grip ol 
boardgame fever, Graeme 
has actually donned a suit to 
meet his heroes, Ake and 




Graeme Kidd, ftnnkad (not* fluent u» of ml I It pry 
JsrQon} by AKc auid 



Henrik Anders son. In proto- 
col terms this puts the 
authors of CDS's Tank 
Attack somewhere above 
HM the Queen, Sir Give Sin- 
clair and even ACE publisher 
Kevin Cox. (The addition of a 
hat would have afforded the 
Scandinavian pair a near- 
divine status, but mercifully 
Graeme stopped just short 
of this excess.) 
Veteran Blitter End readers 
should note the vehicle in the 
background of this photo. 
We have it on good authority 
that this is in fact one of 
CRL's new company cars, as 
driven by Chief Exec Mike 
'Road Warrior' Hodges. How- 
ever, given that the photo 
was taken at the National 
Army Museum in Chelsea, 
there may just possibly be 
another explanation. 



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